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Obituary: my great-great grandmother

We found this clipping in the old Wolf family Bible a few months ago:

Death and Obsequies of an Estimable Lady at Waterville, June 16

Mrs. Julia Gamble, wife of Mr. C. B. Gamble, who died at Waterville, June 16, 1888, was the daughter of Mr. George B. Wolf, and was married a few years since to Mr. Gamble, and with him faithfully fought the battle of life. She was converted last winter in a series of meetings held in the Methodist Church. She was striken down in the bloom of heath and was a great sufferer, but bore it all with Christian fortitude. She was not afraid to meet death and could say with Paul, "For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." It was her dying request that her former pastor and the pastor of the Methodist and Baptist Churches should unite in the funeral services, and that the choir sing, "Safe in the Arms of Jesus." She leaves to mourn her loss a kind husband, two children, one three years and the other ten days old, a father, mother, one sister and a brother, as [well] as a large circle of relatives and friends. The funeral services were held in the Methodist Church at Waterville, June 18, at 3 p.m., prayer at the house by Rev. Edwards, of the Methodist church, reading of the Scripture and prayer at the church by her former pastor, Rev. Crotsley, and sermon by Rev. W. H. Porte[?] of the Baptist church; text: Revelation 14 chapter, 13 verse: "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord," followed by earnest remarks by Revs. Edwards and Crotsley. Services were solemn and impressive. Mrs. Gamble was bur[ied ?] her birthday and was 26 years old. [?] was followed to the grave by a large course of people with loving honor [?] was laid down to her rest. The husband and family have the sympathy of the entire community in their great affliction. W. H. P.


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