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Obituaries - Harrison HAMILTON

Died -- At the residence of his father at Walnut Grove, McDonough county, Ill., Bro. Harrison Hamilton, on the 29th of January, 1867, in the forty-first year of his age.
    Bro. Hamilton professed religion at the first camp meeting held at Walnut Grove in 1838, under the ministry of Rev. Cyrus Haines. He immediately identified himself with the church, of which he served a consistent and worthy member until death. He served the congregation for nearly eighteen years in the office of deacon. Though a man of business and one upon whom many worldly cares rested, he always had time for his official duties. He did not leave all the work of training the
congregation to support the minister and enterprises of the church to the pastor, but did much of the work himself. He believed that each member ought to give for the cause of God regularly -- a duty which he sought to impress upon the minds of all.  His death was peaceful and triumphant. For several days before his death, he was constantly rejoicing in prospect of heaven. He talked with his unconverted neighbors who called to see him, manifesting a deep concern for their salvation.
    In his death the dear sinner has lost a praying friend, the community a worth citizen, the church a faithful officer, his family a loving husband and a kind father. His loss is felt in every place he filled and every relation he sustained in life. Farewell, Bro. Harrison, triumphant servant of the Lord! we will remember your earnest request, and will try to meet you in heaven. J. W. Carter

Contributed by Debbie Hamilton