Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday: "Dearest Sister Thou Hast Left Us"

Eliza W. Hull was the first wife of John L. Hull, a prosperous farmer who resided in Perkins Township,  in Erie County, Ohio,  according to the 1850 U.S. Census. Details provided on the  death record of Eliza's son, Rev. John Henry Hull, indicate that  Eliza's maiden name was Eliza Wilson Harsh.  Eliza died on Christmas day in 1852, when she was age 31.  Mrs. Eliza W. Hull was laid to rest in Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio. Below is the inscription on Eliza's tombstone:

It reads:

Dearest sister, thou has left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel
But tis God that both bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.

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