Gwin, Edna (19 JUL 1840 - 28 APR 1892)







----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 05/19/1892

Gwin, Edna (19 JUL 1840 - 28 APR 1892)

Died, at Loyal, Clark County, Wis., April 28, 1892, Mrs. Edna Gwin, aged fifty-one years, nine months and 14 days, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. Brown, of Augusta.

She Was born in Windham Co., Vt., July 19, 1840, and moved with her parents to Marengo, Ill, in 1843, came to Black River Falls in 1855, and was married to Peter Gwin, Jan. 1, 1862.

In the little Church yard at Loyal, one more grave, more fresh than the rest, has received all that was mortal of Mrs. Gwin.

Her husband, faithful to the last, three sons, Earl Paul, and Hugh, and one daughter, Cora, all with heats as gentle and pure as the touch of a mother's love, are left to mourn her untimely taking off.

She was a faithful and consistent member of the Baptist Church, and as true to each and every one of her family, as the mariner's needled to the pose and while the mariner's compass points its finger unerring to the north, she unerringly heavenward point hers, where tonight her gentle spirit keeps solent vigil on the battlements of glory, watching and waiting for you.

She desired to live longer for her husband and children's sake, but the sickle of time claimed his own, and after the last good bye had been said, she was gathered from the living and transplanted to the fields of the silent majority beyond the river.

To her, life had lent many a discouraging feature, yet so hopeful was she always that not a cloud passed but what she could see in the dim distance that it had a silver lining.

The vast concourse of people that gathered at the church to perform the last sad rites of her burial, told more plainly than words, how highly she was held in esteem by them.

Every kind, patient and generous to a fault, and her good bye words of love and council to her children will linger long in after years, as does the rays of the sun in the far off sunset land.

In her life time she did what she could, and in her death a single star in glory tells that in peace sleep her ashes, and our loss is her eternal gain.

She is the first to break the golden chain of a family of seven brothers and sister, and we can only add, for those who mourn most, that th purity of her life is a fit monument for the living worthy of emulation.



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