Bertha McAllister -- death notice
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Friday, Nov. 17, 1865
In Omro, Nov. 16th, of Diptheria (sic), Bertha M., beloved child of Dr. W. P. and F. E. McAllister, aged 8 years, 8 months and 14 days.
One sweet flower has drooped and faded,
One sweet infant voice has fled,
One fair brow the grave has shaded,
One dear schoolmate upward led.
But we feel no thought of sadness,
Four our friend is happy now;
She has knelt in soul felt gladness,
Where the blessed angels bow.
She has gone to heaven before us,
But she turns and waves her hand,
Pointing to the glories o’er us,
In that happy spirit land.
May our footsteps never falter,
In the path that she has trod,
May we worship at the altar,
of the great and living God.
Lord may angels watch above us,
Keep us all from error free --
May they guard, and guide, and love us,
Till like her we each shall be.