Lura Jane Weaver
wife of Andrew McMillan Halsey
submitted by Barbara Clayton, Kingfisher, Oklahoma
THE KINGFISHER TIMES, THURSDAY,
FEBRUARY 11, 1909.
Mrs. HALSEY Dead. Clipping from Fay, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Harry BELL and Mrs. Dr. SMITH received the sad intelligence that their step mother, Mrs. A. M. HALSEY passed quietly away Saturday morning, Jan. 1909.
She leaves Mr. HALSEY and his youngest son Andrew, aged 13, at home alone, a father and mother and many friends, to mourn their loss. She was a true Christian and kind to all who knew her. We all grieve to lose one so dear.
On December, 30, she wrote the following message - one for each of the children - a keep sake.
Kingfisher, Okla., Dec. 30, '08
This is Wednesday and I am going to write a few lines that have been on my mind for several days.
I am not sure that I will be here next Wednesday and rather hope I shall not, for I am sure there is more happiness in store for me in the land of joy and gladness than I find here.
I have had my share of joys and sorrows, during my stay of 36 years here.
I hope my life has not been vain. Though I cannot see where I have ever accomplished much good, as I have journeyed along. But sometime I hope to hear said, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant, thou hast been faithful over a few things I will make thee ruler over many."
And how glad I will be just to know that I have been one of those servants.
The good songs by the choir and the prayers and exhortations by the pastor, have been so full of encouragement and spiritual help such as I need.
I ask the good Lord every day to let me pass away quietly and that I may soon dwell in my new home where I am expecting so much real happiness.
The hand that penned the above is now stilled in death, the body is rest while the soul promises of Christ, has gone to the reward of the faithful.
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