Infant and Child Deaths Transcribed

On the 4th inst, Mr. J. M. Parish, of Judson, had the misfortune to lose one of his little children and on the following day another one died. The funeral took place on Wednesday. At last account Mrs. Parrish was very sick, the disease being dysentery. The afflicted family has the sympathy of the community. Source: Levy Times Democrat: 5-14-1891

Bronson…Little Sarah Willis

Death of the Little Two Year Old Daughter of Col. John R. Willis

The entire county was shocked by the death of Sarah, the bright and lovable little daughter of Col. And Mrs. John R. Willis, which occurred at their home in Bronson Tuesday morning at 2 o’clock, after a few days illness. Little Sarah was not quite two years old. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 12-4-1908

The angel of death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Trammell on the 14th inst., and took from them their sweet little boy, Robbie, aged three years. “Suffer the little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven. Source: Gainesville Sun: 10-23-1905

Elmo, the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Roux, formerly residents of this city, but who now live at Floral City, Citrus County, died yesterday at that place. The body will be brought here today on the A. C. L. at 3 p. m. and the burial will be at the cemetery, immediately after the arrival of the train. Source: Gainesville Daily Sun: 2-5-1909 

We are sorry to announce the death of the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Priest, which occurred on the 5th inst., after several weeks of suffering. This is five out of seven that they have sleeping side by side. We sometimes wonder why innocent babies should suffer, but then we are taught in God’s word that their ? afflictions, which are but for a moment work out for a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. We should ever remember the counseling words of Jesus and those of the poets…Source: Levy Times democrat: 10-19-1891

Horrible Death

Particulars have been received of the shocking death of the little two year old girl of Will Moore, who is farming with S. J. Clyatt, near Levyville. On the morning of Jan. 20 Mr. Clyatt and Mr. Moore were killing hogs and the child fell head first into the barrel filled with scalding water. The child was quickly taken out and Dr. O. S. Clyatt sent for, but the injury was beyond human skill to counteract and the little sufferer passed from pain in about six hours. It was a sad accident. Levy County Democrat- Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-31-1902

The year old infant of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Hackney, died Saturday of Cholera infantum. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 9-29-1900

Little Frances, a year old child of Mrs. Parsons of Morriston, was brought to town yesterday by her mother and Dr. Millon of that place. The little one had pushed a chinaberry seed in one nostril and it had lodged far up in her head. The child was given chloroform and the seed removed with instruments, and she will suffer no ill effects. Dr. Millon is just recovering from a severe attack of smallpox. Strange to say, he had been vaccinated several times, but it would never take. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 5-12-1914

Little Douglas Spencer, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Spencer of Zuber, died last night and will be buried this afternoon at Zuber. Douglas fell and broke one of his legs last Christmas and has been an invalid ever since. McIver & MacKay sent the coffin out. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-10-1912

Bronson…The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Alford was laid to rest in Lebanon cemetery a short time since in the presence of the grief stricken father and a few friends. (Bronson Times-Democrat) Source: Ocala Evening Star: 1-11-1913

On the evening of Nov. 19th at 2:30 o’clock, the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Hudson of Otter Creek, was visited by the death angel, who claimed sweet Lassie, the oldest daughter of the family. She was about 14 years of age, and was loved by all who knew her for her kindness and loving deeds. Bronson Times-Democrat- Source: Ocala Evening Star: 12-4-1912

Morriston…Little Florida Belle Lennon died Tuesday morning about 4 o’clock after a two weeks illness. Source: Ocala Evening Star: 10-3-1912

Judson, July, 30…The eleven year old son of Mr. R. L. Tyson was killed Saturday at Trenton while dipping meal at the grist mill of Hardee Bros. The mill rock became so hot that it exploded and knocked young Tyson senseless. They took him to Dr. Clyatt’s office, where everything known to medical skill was done for him, but he died within a few hours. The funeral was held Sunday , interment being in the Hardee burial ground, near Long Pond. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community. Source: Gainesville Sun: 8-1-1907

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