Louise Manion, Obituary/Death NoticePorter County obituaries and death notices . . . .
Died, at the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Horn, Louise, the wife of Henry L. Manion, aged 28 years.
The subject of this notice was born in Valparaiso on the 25th of January, 1865. She grew to womanhood in Valparaiso, and was married to Henry L. Manion on the 5th of September, 1888, and immediately removed with her husband to her new home in Iowa.
Mrs. Manion enjoyed excellent health until about two years ago, when a cold she contracted but slight at first finally developed into the worst stages of consumption. Every effort was made to stay her life on earth and alleviate her suffering. The best medical talent was employed to check the ravages of the fell disease, but their efforts were unavailing. She was fondly attached to her early home and when she grew weaker she sought the home of her girlhood to die beneath the parental roof.
During the severe weather of the winter months she grew weaker and her friends knew the end was near.
Whe "gentle spring" that gives life to everything but the dead came she for a time seemed to gain strength and hope, but the life and light that revives nature was not for her. On the morning of March 7th, 1893, death pressed her eyelids down in the dreamless "slumber that knows no waking" and her spirit took its flight to the God who gave it. She had only lived, perhaps, half her allotted life-time, but her earthly task and life-work was well done, as all her duties in life as an affectionate daughter, wife and loving mother were performed in an exemplary manner.
She was a devoted and conscientious Catholic, and fortified by the rites of her religion and the hope of her redeemer, she passed from earth with the simple trustfulness of a christian at peace with the world, her conscious and heaven. Her loss will be deeply felt by her bereaved husband, but more deeply by her little son who is thus deprived of her loving and maternal hand to guide him in the path of innocence and shape his future destiny -- and he will never know the lengths and breadths, the heights and depths of a mother's love.
Her funeral was largely attended and the vast concourse that followed her to her narrow home amply attested the universal esteem in which she was held. Standing by the silent and awful chamber of the dead with heads lowered in reverence to the will of their Maker, men and women, as they gazed on her whom they once knew as a lovely girl, so bright, so happy, and so hopeful, shed tears of sorrow for the loss of her on whom they would never look again, but the pangs of sorrow were assuaged by the reflection that she had earned the crown of glory given to the good and truly perfect.
Peace to ashes and perpetual glory be hers was their earnest invocation.
Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: March 17, 1893
Volume Number: 3
Issue Number: 49
Column(s): 4 and 5
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Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
Porter County Vidette
Valparaiso Practical Observer
Vidette and Republic
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