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The monument in the St. Raphael Church Cemetery, at Dubois, Indiana, has atop it a young female figure. Her head is bent forward, she is looking down in reflection and sorrow, while she is holding a rose bloom in one hand … Continue reading

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Nancy Hanks Lincoln

NANCY HANKS LINCOLN Mother of President LINCOLN DIED Oct. 5, A.D. 1818 Aged 35 years Erected by a friend of her martyred Son 1879 Nancy Hanks Lincoln was born on February 5, 1784 in Campbell County Virginia, and died October … Continue reading

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The Garden

The night before Jesus was crucified, Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane to pray with three of his disciples—James, John, and Peter. Gethsemane was a garden at the foot of the Mount of Olives just outside of Jerusalem, though … Continue reading

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The Singing Evangelist

Sowing in the morning, sowing seeds of kindness, Sowing in the noontide and the dewy eve; Waiting for the harvest, and the time of reaping, We shall come rejoicing, bringing in the sheaves. Refrain: Bringing in the sheaves, bringing in … Continue reading

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Hoosier Preacher

JAMES HAVENS DIED NOV. 4, 1864 AGED 73 YRS. & 9 MO. —- ANNA WIFE OF JAMES HAVENS DIED MAR. 23, 1864 AGED 75 Years. I HAVE FOUGHT THE GOOD FIGHT. I HAVE FINSIHED MY COURSE. I HAVE KEPT THE … Continue reading

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Elaborate to simple

Many fraternal organizations and membership societies were founded in the mid and later part of the 19th Century. Some of the organizations, such as, the Sons of the American Revolution (1889), The Daughters of the American Revolution (1890), The Daughters … Continue reading

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A Tender Thought

BETSY. Wife of Tho. J. LEWARK DIED Sept. 2, 1850 Aged 40 Y’rs 11 mos. & 10 Days.   THOMAS J. NEWARK Died Dec. 19, 1862 Aged 55 Years & 29 Days   My friends forbeare to mourn and weep … Continue reading

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