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Obituaries - Ethel HAINLINE

Macomb Journal, 1893
    HAINLINE - Ethel Agnes, the oldest child and only daughter of Quincy and Sarah Hainline, of Hire township, McDonough county, Illinois, died at their home Monday, December 11th, 1893, at 6 o'clock a.m. Ethel was born on the 26th day of February, 1875, and was 18 years, 6 months and 15 days when she died. She lived all her life in the house where she died. In her fifteenth year she professed religion and joined the United Brethren church. She was a girl of extra energy in the line of getting an education, and before she was old enough to teach, had been examined for and received a teacher's certificate, standing a grade that would have been creditable for one much her senior.She taught two terms and engaged for another, her school to begin on the very day she died. She attended the teacher's term of Macomb Normal College which closed about the middle of August, and a week later went with her parents and brother a week to the World's Fair, returning on Monday "feeling so tired" as she told them, just two weeks before she died. She at once took her bed on getting home and never arose from it. That tired feeling was only the percurser of that terrible disease, typhoid fever, that was soon running with fatal riot through the poor girls veins, each day with less strength and vitality to combat its ravages. And Monday morning as the sunrise set all the eastern horizon aglow, the spirit went out to that home of the soul in the skies, and vanquished body entered in to the peaceful rest of death.
    Funeral services were held at Willow Grove church near where she died, and of which in life she was the organist. Rev. Weigle, pastor, preaching the funeral discourse. Children who had expected to be her pupils on that day, instead come by the coffin with timid step and gazed on the dead form of their young "school Miss." The flag at the school house near by hung at half-staff. Six young ladies, her companions in life, bore the coffin to the hearse and the long procession took its slow way to the Blandinsville cemetery where the body was laid to its final earthly sleep; the day being not only the burial day of their daughter, but the wedding anniversary of the parents as well. It was a sad wedding anniversary.

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