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Lillian M. Hammond
April 4, 1897–March 29, 1904
Lillian M. Hammond, daughter of Rufus and Matilda Hammond was born in Olin, Iowa, April 4, 1897, and died at Oxford Mills, Iowa, March 29, 1904 having lived to grace this earth and bless the home six years, eleven months and twenty-three days.
For some time past her health had been quite poor but she was apparently recovering until a few days before her death, when she was again confined to her bed but even then no one thought the end was so near. In the night she requested her papa to give her a drink of water, which request was kindly granted and she lay back upon her pillows and fell asleep to awaken where sickness and sufferings are over.
Previous to her sickness she attended school in the Oxford Mills primary school where she won the affection of her teacher and little schoolmates.
Funeral services were held in the Oxford Mills M. E. church conducted by the Rev. R. Wesley Mack. Appropriate music was furnished by the choir of the Oxford Mills, M. E. church.
A goodly company of friends accompanied the remains to the Diamond cemetery where the little form was laid to rest. May Heaven's benedictions be upon the bereaved parents and friends.
Angels whisper that our darling
Is in realms of love so fair
That her little feet are waiting
Close beside the golden stair.
Put away those little dresses
That our darling used to wear,
She will need them on earth never
She has climbed the golden stair;
She is with the happy angels,
And I long for her sweet kiss,
Where her little feet are waiting
In the realm of perfect bliss.

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Source: The Oxford Mirror, Oxford Junction, Iowa, 21 Apr 1904, Page 1

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