|MOSCOW STATE REVIEW
Moscow, Polk County, Texas, Saturday, April 14, 1877
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT
Trinity, Texas, February 18th, 1877
THE FELL destroyer, Death, has again been in our midst, and claimed
for his victim, Miss Nora C. Beuhring, leaving her relatives and friends
to mourn her untimely departure for the untried realities of eternity.
She took her departure on the 31st of Jan., 1877; her body to wait in hope
in the grave until the resurrection, and her soul, as we trust, to enter
into that "rest which remaineth for the people of God." Deceased
was one of the most respected and esteemed young
ladies of the county. Her pure life needs no comment. She
was a practical christian, in her religious sentiments she was a Methodist
and died "trusting in Jesus;" her religion was of that type that beautifies
and adorns every day circumstances. Patient amid all provocations,
always kind, gentle and uniformly cheerful. So sweet, so winning
in her ways, so good she was a universal favorite. Yes, and truly,
"none knew her but to love, none named her but to praise." And as
is the case with those of few frailties, she was ever ready to hide them
in others with the mantle of charity. "The silver cord is indeed
loosed, and the golden bowl is broken;" and death, whose icy touch decays
all things earthly, has stricken her down in the pride of her youthful
womanhood, regardless of the beautiful rainbow of promise, which spanned
across the bright heavens of her future hopes. Whilst this affliction
is mysterious, her friends mourn not as those without hope, feeling well
assured that she is now safe from the temptations of this life, and has
reached the banks of
"That beautiful, beautiful river,
That flows by the Throne of God."
But now that she is gone from amongst us, and her spirit has taken
its flight beyond the skies to mingle with the pure essences of heaven,
let us cherish her many virtues in the golden urn of memory. Her
extraordinary energy and industry, and force of character, her kind, courteous
bearing, her high sense of the importance of life, and her conscientious
regard for duty are fresh in the memories of all. It is but meet
and proper that we should drop a silent tear upon the grave of such, and
plant above their smouldering ashes a "forget-me-not" - a sweet emblem
of truth, that, though dead, they still live in our memories.
IN THIS spirit and inasmuch as we are desirous of placing on
record some testimonial of our esteem for our beloved sister, we therefore
offer the following preamble and resolutions:
Whereas, IT HAS pleased Him, who doeth all things well, to take
unto himself, thus early in life, our beloved friend and sister, Nora C
Whereas, IT IS meet and proper that we, the members of the United
Friends of Temperance, of which the deceased was a most worthy member,
should express our appreciation, and the deep sorrow we feel in the loss
we have sustained; as well as tender the bereaved relations and friends
our most heartfelt sympathy, co-mingling our grief with theirs; therefore
Resolved, THAT WE have learned with deep sorrow of the death
of our sister, Nora C. Beuhring, late member of the Council; and that while
we lament her loss, and the Inscrutable Providence that so early removed
her from a life full of hope and promise, we will endeavor to bow in submission
to the will of our omniscient God.
Resolved, THAT IN the death of our sister the community has
lost one of its brightest ornaments, the Council, one of the purest and
noblest of its members whose genial spirit and high Christian character
endeared her to every member.
Resolved, THAT IN sister Nora C. Beuhring, we recognize one
who possessed the qualities of a noble woman and the spirit of a kind and
christian lady, and that "we sorrow not as those without hope," but are
comforted by the assurance that she has fallen asleep in Jesus.
Resolved, THAT WE, of her own sex, will try to profit
by the example she has set us, to emulate her many virtues, her ladylike
deportment, her regard for the wishes and welfare of others, her womanly
self-respect and general integrity of character - to tread in her footsteps
as she trod in those of the Blessed Master.
Resolved, THAT HER many virtues are worthy of imitation, and
the memory of them will be cherished in the hearts of all.
Resolved, THAT WE tender to the relatives and friends of our
departed sister, the expression of our heartfelt sympathy and tenderest
commiseration at this sad bereavement.
Resolved, THAT THESE resolutions be spread upon our minutes,
and a copy of them be transmitted to the relatives and friends of the deceased,
and also that they be published in the MOSCOW REVIEW.
W. F. LISTER, Char., }
J. S. FRISBY,
S. A. ROBB
ADOPTED, Feb. 18, 1877