Highland County Ohio
On the 22nd of February, in Penn township, Highland co., of Scarlet Fever, Elmer, son of Allen T. and Mary Underwood, aged three years and four months.
Thy heart is sad, fond mother, Thy earthly joys seem riven; For your darling, little Elmer, Hath passed from earth to Heaven.
No more his playful prattle Will speed the hours away; No more his childish merriment Will keep sad thoughts at bay.
Oh! weep not thus, fond parents, Tho' such to life be given, For your darling, little Elmer, Hath only gone to Heaven.
Where you will one day meet him, In his happy home above; And where you'll learn to love him, With a purer, bolder love.
L. K. L.
[The Highland Weekly News (Hillsboro, OH) Thursday, March 2, 1865 - Sub by Kathy McDaniel]
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