Partridge Harlan obit011288 Bennington Banner
The Late Dr. I'artrldEe. As announced last week the funeral of Dr. Fartndge occurred Sunday alter noon at 3 o'clock. The Rev 7, Marten, who offlciated fassisted bv the sunply of tne second uongregational cnurcii ror last Sunday), made a few remarks, an epitome ot which we lake as .a most suliable obiluarv. Uc began by refer. nng 10 tnearuuousuuties wnicnoevoive upon a physician: the nature of the pro fession being such tbat much of its prao tice is along tho lines of the clerical, It is like the life ot the Great Physician. that ot the consciniious doctor, he goes hltber and thither at the call of tho luf fering, and it is his province oftiines to not only admlnister healirig remediea but also to comfort the aftbcted. In large measure the life of Ur. Partridge partoot of this nature. The lengtn 01 bis life was next spoken of. Dr, Par-tridge's existence bere was short, com-paralivsly. And yet tho upefulneaa of a man's life cannot alwaye be measuied bv veara. ExamDles of both sorts were cited from the Bible; those where years of speclal preparation were enjoined and others of shorter duration all pasi ed in teliminary study for the great future before them. Dr. Parlridge's sympatbetio nature impelled him to work for the recovery of nls patients with no thoiiKht for the consetiuences upon himself, and besides be commend ed himself to the people because of his Christian walk and consibtent dppnrt- ment, We give a summary of his life : Harlan I'age Pariridge. M. U.. was born in Wilmington. N. Y. July 10,1830. He was a conildiog and affeclionale child, and early and always found a warm place iu tho nearts of llie family circle. At ten yeara of sge he experi-enced religion and has for 38 years nved a consistent.growing.opimual Chrlstian: ever conscientious in all the duties ol home. church, and business life. The death of his father nhen he was 13 years old was a loss deeply felt and lamented. Ue enlisted twlce during llie war of tlie Rebellion; once in the UOih R-g. N. Y Voluntners. nnd the second time in the Harris Light Cavalry of Albany, N Y He has never been well since his army experience and soon after the war be gan tne ttuay ot meaicine; grauuatea ai the New York Homenpathic College in the year f808 of New York city, aud for six years practiced his profession 111 that great metropolis. During this time he enlered the marrlage rclation, in which he became the father ot three sons, the eldest of whom died some years agn. In the year 1B73 he moved lrom isew York to Bennington, where lie has since lived and where he nassecured tne con fidence and esteem of a large circlaof friends. Hia prnfession has been nian- aged witb marked abllity, integrity nnd benevolence. In hia dnmestic life he was kind, prudent, gentle and arTection ale; he met life s trials with patience, courage and resignation. iluring tlie vear and more as month after monlh increased tho cerlainty of his approachiug death be has come into greater contldence 111 tne uivine ratner, willing to irunt Uis wise loving care.and declsinn for him. Cbrist has proved to him a soul saiislying portion. "What ll death ? To hlui who meet It wlth an uprlKht heart f A qulet baren, where hU shatlered barlc Uarbors accure, tlll the rough storm la past.' Of him it may well be said : "I have fought tbe good fight; I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of rpjoicing, which God the ignteous luoge snaii give me in tnat day."