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CARTER, Alma Hershberger


Source: Taken from scrapbook of Ivy Lewis, found in West Central Indiana Research Library, Veedersburg, indiana p 68

Sister Alma Carter nee Hershbarger departed this lifea t her late home, 3 miles E. of Yeddo, Saturday morning, June 27, 1903 at 1:20 a.m. aged 26 years 6 months and 14 days. Sister Carter was born Dec 13, 1876 near Yeddo. She was the 5th child and the third and only living daughter of Deacon Henry and Rebecca J. Hershbarger. She was united in marriage to James A. Carter, July 28, 1895 with whom she lived happy till daeth. sister Carter united with the Christian Church at yeddo the winter of 1889 under the labors of Elder RH Gott where she remained a faithful worshipper until her departure. SHe was a poular and efficient teacher in her Sabbath Shcool and left the ipression of her model life on the minds of her pupils. SHe was a constant reader of the scriptures and marked many precious pages and among the mementoes she left was a copy of the Sabbath School cards that she had presented to her class. Her suffering were of about 10 months duration, known as tuberculosis which she had endured patient and uncomplaingly. Her last hours wer emost touchingly beautiful. She said, "Ma, we shall be known as we are know," then said, "Oh, Ma what pretty crown." She said to her husand, "Jim whatever you do, don't miss that pure land, that beautiful." Then spoke to her brother not to fail to meet her in that beautiful life. She made complete and minute arrangement for her burial. A pure white robe, named the undertake and Elder Phillips to preach her funeral then said, "I want to go and wish I could take you all with me." Thus ended her beautiful life. Services were held at her resience and her interment took place at Centennial.
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