Inspirational Message

Inspirational Message

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday's Obituary - Oldest Settler and Good Citizen

On Thursday morning we received the sad news of the death of Mr. W. C. Hedrick, one among our oldest settlers and good citizens.
William C. Hedrick, was born Nob. 23, 1853, and died Nov. 13, 19913.  Aged 59 years, 11 months, 21 days.  He was united in marriage to Nancy M. Hazelton, of Republic, Mo., on Dec. 24, 1871.  He was the father of 9 children, four boys and five girls, all of which survive him.  He has been a member of the Christian Church for 30 years.  He die in the faith of a living God.
Funeral services were held at the Chester school house, at 4:30 p. m., by Rev. J. C. Shuck and remains laid to rest in the Chester cemetery by the side of his wife. 
Text: St. John, 6th Chapter and 40th Verse - "And this is the will of Him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life.  And I will raise him up at the last day."
Mr. Hedrick had many friends and a large crowd gathered to pay the last respects to the departed one.
Peaceful be thy silent slumbers,
Peaceful in thy grave so low;
Thous no more will join our number,
Thou no more our sorrows know.
Yet, again we hope to meet thee,
When the days of life is fled.
And in Heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed.
Rev. J. C. Shuck

Card of Thanks
The sons and daughters of W. C. Hedrick, thank the many friends in their sad bereavement.

Published November 21, 1913 in the Fairview Republican, Fairview, Oklahoma; page 6, column 4

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