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Resolutions of Respect for Golden Hallenbeck

Resolutions in the Death of Miss. Golden Hallenbeck
April 1916

     Whereas, It has pleased our Heavenly Father in His all wise providence to permit the earthly life of our dear young sister, Miss Golden Hallenbeck, to cease the first day of April, 1916, we, the members of the Christian Endeavor Society of the M. P. Church of Franklinton, N. Y., have
     Resolved, That we bow in humble submission to the Divine will in calling our young sister from her earthly duties to her eternal reward.
     Resolved, That in the death of our sister this world has lost a good Christian character, the community a kind and helpful friend, the Society a faithful worker, the church a consistent member.
     Resolved, That we will endeavor to be more faithful in our work for the Master. To the stricken family we extend our deepest and most sincere sympathies in this the hour of their great sorrow, but we assure them, that He who has promised, never to leave or forsake looks down in Infinite compassion on the loved and sorrowing ones, and as a loving father He will guide and protect those who trust in Him.
     Resolved, That these resolutions be spread on the secretary's book and published in our local papers and a copy mailed to her parents as a testimonial of our .sincere sympathy and esteem.

                     The Reaper and the Flowers.
There is an Angel whose name is death,
And with his sickle keen
He reaps the golden grain at a breath
And the flowers that grow between.

Shall I have naught that is
Fair said he, have naught
But the golden grain ?
Though the breath of these .
Flowers are sweet to me
I will give them all back again.

The mother gave in tears and pain
The flowers she most did love,
She knew she would find them all again
In the fields of light above.

Oh not in cruelty, not in wrath
The reaper came that morn
It was ah Angel, who visited
The earth and took that flower away.
                                                 - Longfellow.
                           Mrs. Spencer Kniffen,
                           Mrs. Hiram Earls,

Miss Golden Hallenbeck
April 1916

     A gloom was spread over the little village of Franklinton on the morning of April 1st when it was announced that Miss Golden Hallenbeck had died at about two o'clock that morning. She had been in poor health for over a year but attended school until last fall. She was kept at home to regain her health, but did not, and gradually grew worse. Her parents had hope that she would improve when spring came but it was otherwise decreed. The past two weeks she had been confined to her bed when the silver cord was broken and her freed spirit took its flight to the realms of bliss. Golden was an exceptionally good girl and no one ever heard an unjust remark from her. If she could be at home with her mother she was happy. Her Bible was her daily book until the last. To her sorrowing parents and brother we extend our sympathy.

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