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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sympathy Saturday - Susan Stewart - Babies Found

DEATH OF MRS. JOHN HOUSTON July 16, 1909 The Florida Star (Titusville)

On Wednesday morning at 9:45 Mrs. John Houston passed from this world for the home beyond. Mrs.Houston had been ill for over six months, having suffered much during these past few months of her life.  Her sweet Christian character was known and influenced by all.

She was confined to her bed for over a month surrounded by her loved ones and friends and everyone did all they could to make her last days a period of ease.

She was prepared to go and bade all those around her good bye.  She was glad to go and will be at the gate to welcome them to that city beyond when their life's work on earth has ended.  She loved everybody and all who came in contact with her life are better for having known such a Christian as she.

Her spirit has taken its flight and loved ones are left to mourn her presence in the house, but we know that she is safe with Jesus.

Miss Susan Stewart was born at Jasper, Fla., Oct 8th 1841.  She was married to Capt. John Houston at LaGrange, Fla., Sept. 5th 1860.  To them eight children were born, three of whom died in infancy.  She had four sisters and three brothers, all living except one brother and one sister.  She had thirteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  She lived on Indian River for forty-nine years. 

About two months ago all her living brothers and sisters ate dinner with her for the last time.

She leaves many loved one and friends behind, but some day all shall meet above where parting shall be no more.  Safe in the arm of Jesus her soul rests; let all who knew her try to meet her on that happy golden shore.

We wish to thank all who were so kind to us during the last illness and loss of our loved one.  Everyone did all that lay in their power, for which we do appreciate their kindness. 
John Houston and family

(Susan's obituary led me to the discovery of three infants buried in the Houston Family Cemetery in Eau Gallie, Florida.  The stones are missing, perhaps those taken and thrown into the Indian River when the graves were vandalized.   Susan's stone still exists with space beside her where most likely her three babies sleep.) 

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