Obituary/Death Notice - Albert H. Kersey

Submitted By: Loyd Bishop

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Albert H. Kersey

Parting Services

The funeral service of Albert H. Kersey was held Jan. 11th, 1901 at the Christian Church, conducted by Rev. Chas. T. Radford who delivered a most appropriate discourse.
The deceased was sixty-seven years of age and a charter member of Private Soldier Post No. 62, Department of Oklahoma, which Post, with appropriate ceremonies, assisted by the Woman’s Relief Corps, laid the body of their dead comrade to rest – “With the evergreen, the rose and the laurel emblems of the order” in the silent tomb.
The Post now being duly assembled the following memorial was unanimously adopted – Since by death our worthy comrade, Albert H. Kersey is called to rest and his family and friends called to mourn his loss.
Therefore, Resolved; that in his departure our Post loses a safe and conscientious councilor, a generous and true hearted comrade, ever ready to lend a helping hand to the needy. His vacant place can never be filled and his memory will long be remembered and revered by his surviving comrades.
Resolved; that we sincerely commiserate his bereaved wife and family for their sorrowful visitation and while the loss of a beloved husband and father cannot be assuaged by the commonplaces of confidence, yet we are constrained to express our heartfelt sympathy in their great grief. One thing there is however “that should soften the pangs of agony under such bereavement.” Another treasure is laid in a better world, and the great gate thereto is left open for the admission of all pure souls.
Resolved; that this memorial be spread upon our Post record. A copy furnished the family, and also that they be printed in our city papers.
Committee: Voris, Hamilton, Billings, Day.

The Times Record
Blackwell, Oklahoma
January 24, 1901


Submitted By: Loyd Bishop

 

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