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Gone To Her Reward

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From the Daily News of Oct. 17U1. Jlrs. Harriet Ana Alabaster, wife of the Rer, Dr. Alabuter, pastor of the M. E. Churcli in this city, died at her late resldence on Washington strect this uiorniug at 011e o'elock, of quick consuniption, aged 4Ü years and three months. The deceased had baen aMfng for the past seveft moutba and the best medical skill that could be had was procured, but without apparent avail. From the earliest stage of her illness up to the honr of herdeath the deceased seemed to be eonscious of her condition and that she could not recover. Wheii the dread moment, therefore, for the final parting caine, it found her entirely reslgned to the change. With her loved ones about her and knowing that she was taking her last farewell of them all and of earth, her spirit paaaed away as softly and sweetly as if falllog into a calm and blissful sleep. It is not too] much to say that 110 event of the kind that has occurred in the city for a long period lias cansed a more widespread and deeper sorrow than the death of Mts. Alabaster, wbom to know was but to love and esteem. In domestic life she was a model wife and mother. In the social circle she wasgreatly beloved for her amiability and gentle ways; while as a christian she was above all poulble reproach, and an earnest coworker with her hutband in the great cause of religious ministrations. The funeral services will be held to-niorrow afternoon atthe Methodist Kpiscopal chuich at 3 o'elock, the Rev. Dr. Cocker olticiatiug. It should be bom in miad that 110 services will be held at the house for obvious reasons. Mrs. Alabaster was bom at Rochester, N. Y., in 1838, and received her education at the Genesee Wesleyan seminary at Lima, N. Y. She resided at Rochester up to the time of her marriage, whicli took place July 25, 18G0. She had been an exemplary niember of the Methodist Episcopal churcli for over 30 years, and leaves a f'aniily of live children asfollows : May M., aged 19; Fruncís A., aged 15; J. Lewis, aged 12; Fnny D., aged !); mul MlnnleO., aged 7. Tlie body will be taken to Geneva, N. Y., for internient at that place with a daughter, immediately after tlie close ofthe funeral discourse at the church to-morrow. The bereaved fiimily have the deepest sympathy of a íarge portion of thecommunity In this their hour of saddest aflliction, and their earnest prayers that as their days so may their strength be. The ministeriallabors ofthe Iiev. Dr. Alabaster will continue the same as htretofore, and will not be affected in any way by the sad event that has deprived him of a dearly beloved wife and christian lielp-meet, and placed npon his hands entirely the additional charge of his now motherless, and sadly bereaved cliildren.


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