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In Memory Of Wallace H. Steele

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Wallace Holló vay Steele died Modday morning at the residence of his father, llev. Dr. JR. II. Steele, on South Fifth street. His death was very sudden and a graat shock to his friends. For the past three weeks, he had been growing weak, but it was not known until last Friday that he was suffering from diabetes. Saturday he drove out and Sunday morning he attempted to dress himself. He proved too weak and in a short time he became unconscious. He slowly sank until Monday morning. when death called him home. Thus passed away a bright young life, with promise of a bright and useful future. He was twenty-one years old on the thirteenth of last March. He graduated trom the high school in 1886, delivering an oration at the graduating exercises which was very highly spoken of at the time. The same year he entered the University, and was in his junior year at tlie time of his death. He was a faithful, thorough and conscientious tudent and always stood well in vis tudies. One of liis professors said of üm that he Lad never had a student in is classes for whom he had greater repect. He was greatly esteemed b}' his ssociates aud )jad many friends. He vas a member of the Hobart Guild and he secretary of that society. He united with the Presbyteiian church at the age f fifteen and had always been an earust and consistent memoer. He had been prominently active in the Sunday chool. He was a devoted son and brother and his loss to his parents and ister will be irreparable. But they ave the great comfort of knowing that na had been a happy life, one of singleminded, truthful earnestness and sinerity. As Rev. Br. Earp has well aid: "Such a life is a comfort to his orrowing family, a glory to the church, a benediction to the community. We annot understand why Buch a one hould have been taken f rom this world o suddenly and so soon, when h'e rnight ïave been, as his years were multiplied, ncreasingly useful and helpful to his fellow-men. VVe cannot know now, but we shall Know hereafter. And so, with eyes dimmed with ters, we will commit the mortal remains of Wallace Holloway Steele, student, Chri3tian, brother, to his last resting place in the full assurance of a joyful resurrection, because we know that 'blbssed are the dead who die in the Lord.' "