Saturday, June 11, 2011

This Week in Texas Methodist History June 12

Texas Christian Advocate Advises Parents “Cheer Up!” After Death of Child

The Texas Christian Advocate published submissions from its readers. Those submissions often included poetry (always bad), weather and crop reports (often depressing), and death notices (often interesting). The June 13, 1861, TCA, published the following death notice from Smith County.

TEXAS CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, June 13, 1861, James Tunnell died on the 10th of May, 1861, of bloody flux, after an illness of twelve days, aged 48 years, 10 months, and 27 days.

He professed religion and joined the M. E. Church, South, in early life, after which time he lived a consistent member of the same up to his death. He left a large family and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss; but they mourn not as those who have no hope.

Also, Nathaniel Bascom Tunnell, only child of Perry and Ellen Tunnell, of the same disease, aged 13 months and 14 days.

Parents, cheer up! though little Nat cannot come back to you, you can go to him.


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