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Primitive Christian from Wichita, Kansas • 4

Wichita, Kansas
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PEIMITIVE OHEISTIAli i ii AT' W. lARiraaTK3, Editor r8 PrctTa-lcter Win EEC 1(3, THOMAS V. TAYLOR. "Leaves have their time to fall And flowers to Mither in the north-wind's breath, And stars to sc but all, Thou hast all seasons for thine own, Death." Thomas W. Taylor did at the homo ot his father, three and one-half miles north of Belle Plaine, Feb.

1, 1900. Our brother's age was 27 years, 9 months ana 7 days. Homer office EaxnoR. SI3TER "MEILIE" HURST. As lb lily, full blown and in the perfection of its beauty and fragrance, is by tbe untimely frost cut clown, so of ten, when least ex pected, death comes into our midst taking that from us we are least prepared to surrender to his keeping.

Death has entered the company of saints at Peck, Kansas, and Sister "Mellie" Hurst has been summoned from their midst, no more to join their numbers in tbe flesh. Our behoved sister died at her home, near Zyba, Kansas. January 23, 1900. Aged 42 years, 4 months and 20 days. Mary Belle whoso maiden name was Faulkner, was born in Mercer Sent.

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Bro. Taylor was the son of James M. and Barbara Taylor, was born in wlacon 111., near the citv of Decatur. In his seventeenth year he was brought by his parents to Sumner Kan. Here he grew to manhood and having obtained a good education, he chose teaching as a profession and entered upon the work.

Sept. 7, 1895, he was married to Miss Agnes Morris, an estimable young lady of Riverdale, Kan. Mrs. Taylor died Nov. 2G, 1897, leaving a little girl and twin boys.

These little ones survive their father. Bro. Taylor became a christian in his 14th year, uniting with the congregation st Belle Piaine, where he held his membership till his death. Our brother was never physically strong. Last fall, in hope of regaining his health, which was badly impaired, he visited Colorado, but was compelled to return to a lower altitude.

Against the protests of his friends he again entered the school room, hut could not endure the fatigue of teaching, and two weeks before his death returned to his father's where he sank rapidly till the end came. As the end drew nigh he expressed himself as fully resjgned and ready his departure. With a faith sublime in its simplicity, he looked forward to the enjoyment of that "rest which remains to the people of God." The funeral was from the residence of Bro, James M. Taylor. The memorial sermon was preached by the writer, after which the mortal remains of our dear young brother were taken to the beautiful cemeterv near River-dale and laid by the side of his young wife, there to.

await tne call of Him who has said, "I am the resurrection and the life." Bro. Taylor was kind and generous by nature, and had a host of young friends who, with his brethren in the Lord, mourn his early departure and sincerely sympathize with the stricken family. oseph E. Cain. her parents to Bell her parents native state, where she gre to womanhood.

At the home of her parents, near Pinoville, Bell Jan. 30, 1873, our sister was united in marriase with Garrett Hurst, and in the spring of the following year came with her husband and parents to Sumner Kansas, and located on the Ninnescah River in the northern part of the county near what is now the town of Zyba. Here Bro. and Sister Hurst made their home, and here they have continued to reside through the years that have intervened. In at meeting conducted by the writer in the winter of 1835, Bro.

and Sister Hurst came obedient to the faith, our sister being baptized Feb. 26 of that year. Sister Hurst was the mother of ten childrenfive daughters and live sons. Three of these died infancy, while five daughters and two sons are left with their father to mourn the loss of the dearest earthly friend God has ever given to tne children of men. Sister Hurst's life from the time of her obedience was a continued exemplification of unfaltering faith in Christ.

She loved the Savior and His cause with an intense love and from a pure heart sought the good of all. Always cheerful and hopeful, she carried sunshine wherever she went. She was very companionable, and touched with her own. inspiration the hearts of those with whom she OBITUARY. Maudie, the sweet little 7-year-old daughter of Bro.

and Sister Harbour, bid adieu to all things earthly on the morning of Jan. 20, 1900, and returned to God who gave her. Maudie was a kind and affectionate child. She loved to road the New Testament, and talked about obeying its teaching. She took special delight in attending the Lord's day meeting and loved to smg.

During her sickness she often sang, ''Meet Me A blessed thought to her heart-broken parents is, they can meet her W. G. Tucker. Buena Vista, Ark. came in contact.

Her deep interest others 'was rewarded bv seeing all her own children, who had reached sufficient age to realize their duty, become disciples of the Master she so devotedly served. Prudent and thoughtful in a marked degree, her counsel invaluable to her husband who for a number of years has served as an elder in the church oi Christ at Peck. The brethren of this congregation feel their loss deeply, and sorrow also, but not as others who have no hope. They bow resignedly, knowing that their loss is her eternal gam. Bro.

Hurst and family have tne heartfelt sympathy of all who know them in their sad bereavement. The funeral was from the Council Hill chapel, the same where she confessed Christ as her Lord and Savior, and was one of the largest ever known there. Besides the immediate family, her two brothers, Noel and Thos. J. Faulkner, of Milton, were in attendance.

The memorial sermon was delivered bv the writer, after which we laid the earthly remains of our beloved sister to rest in the beautiful cemetery adjoining tbe chapel, there to await the coming of the Lord, this corruptible shall put on incorruption, and this mortal, immortality. "Thanks be to God who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 'V Joseph E. Cain. OF CHRIST JESUS.

BY REV. J. MALCOLM SMITH. How troubled souls find blissful peace, And tuneless lives strike psalming chord, And evil passions meet surcease, In thee, blest Christ! redeeming From out our guilty death we rise And life celestial have, above All mortal powers, when faith's surprise Unveils thy crucifixion love. So full thy manhood is of od To make us from our manhood free, Beholding, trusting-, joyous, awed, We take unto us God thee.

Thy. goodness is that thou dost bring The Highest to the lowliest down, So lowliest may with the Highest wing Where they shall share thy glorious crown. wondrous Savior! mighty, dear; Of God and man united Son; For us in heaven, within us here, And God and thou and we made one! Sarah Meredith was born Sept. 1827. She was married to Geprge Strmgfellow in the year 1844.

To this union twelve children were born. She departed this life very sud-denlv, 28, 1900. Seven children and 25 grandchildren are left to mourn her death, five children having preceded her to the grave. She united with the church of Christ when but 14 years old, and for 58 years lived a true ohiistian. She wras a member of the Yankee Ridge congregation at the time of her death.

On the 80 th the church, with the friends, assembled at the chapel to pay their last respects to this dear old mother in Israel who has gone to her reward. The writer spoke to the friends on the subject of '-Life," John 10: 10, after which we laid her away amidst a blinding snow storm to await the resurrection morn. "Be ye also ready." J. II. Pennsll.

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