Obituaries - Frost
FROST, SARAH NEFF - (Continued)
You would wish me back never again.
Could you see the sweet smile of the Saviour;
To this glory so full and so free,
All the grand harps of Heaven are ringing
Come, earth-weary pilgrims to me.
O, come; leave your grief-laden burdens;
O, come; leave your care and your pain;
If you choose with the meek One to suffer,
With the ‘King in His beauty’ you’ll reign.
When your toil and your care shall be ended,
Life’s burden borne on by the wave;
Let it pass; set your face toward the city;
Christ has lighted the way through the grave.
Tis true that bold Fear guards the doorway,
To torture the careless in sin;
But clothed with the robe of His glory,
You see we are looking to Him.
O, the joy of eternity’s morning;
My glad soul is happy and free,
And I harp with the harpers in glory;
Come, loved ones, dear loved ones, to me.
The way to this city is narrow,
All shining and bright as the sun;
It is plain, it is straight, it is glorious;
So blessed the journey we run.
Through an enemy’s land fast we hasten,
Our God and our Saviour to see,
To hear the sweet voice bid us welcome;
‘Let the little one come unto me.’
Then come from the lowlands of sorrow;
O, come from its tempest of sin.
Redeemed by his blood you shall enter,
With Christ and the angels shut in;
Shall inhabit the mansions eternal,
Escaped from time’s perilous sea;
I am waiting to welcome you over;
O, come to your Saviour and me.
Pittsburgh, Feb. 17, 1874.”
[FMJ 2-24-1874, p. 2]
b. July 20, 1892
d. August 14, 1892
a. 25 dys.
Notice of Miss Gale’s death and funeral was located in SJE. The records noted that she died of convulsions. Census data indicates that the Gale family was African-American.
No other information is available.
b. January 31, 1849
d. October 24, 1909
a. 60 yrs. 8 ms. 24 dys.
“Died. At his home, this place, Sunday evening, October 24, 1909, Mr. Henry Gerken, aged 60 years, 8 months and 24, days. Mr. Gerken was afflicted with cancer of the stomach which, about two months ago compelled him to relinquish work. He was a valued employee of the Piedmont and Georges Creek Coal Company, and as a citizen one of the town’s best. Though young, he entered the Union army and made a good record as a soldier—one he memorialized with pride as a member of Thoburn Post, G.A.R. There are three survivors of his family— the widow, one daughter—Miss Nellie, and two sons—Charles E., of Cumberland, and William, of this place. Three brothers in West Virginia are also living. The funeral took place Tuesday afternoon, Rev. G.E. Maydwell, of the M.E. Church, officiating; interment in Percy cemetery. His comrades of the G.A.R. attended in a body.” (FMJ 10-30-1909, p. 2)
Anthony E. Crosby and Michael R. Olson
28 x 22 cms
Cemeteries, Maryland, Frostburg; Obituaries, Maryland, Frostburg. .
Frostburg (Md.), 1800-1972