Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 14 September 1900
Pearl Esther Cox, infant child of John and Mattie Cox, died last Friday, Sept. 7th, with summer complaint. She was seven months and twenty seven days old.
Little Pearl bore her sufferings patiently, being sick since the first Monday in August. But her three physicians doctoring, was not in their power to save the little one in her sufferings, but it was God’s power that bore sufferings to rest in Heaven where sickness, sorrow, or death is never known. Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of God. For Jesus in teaching his disciples called a little child unto him, and said, “Verily I saw unto you, except ye be converted and become as little children ye shall in nowise enter into the kingdom of God; for in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.”
Pearl was a sweet and bright baby loved by all who knew her. Her sweet smiles were always noticed by all. We miss her, but ‘tis God who knows best. He has taken her to rest to prepare a place for us. It seems as infants such as Pearl so loving and innocent should be called first to lead us to prepare for our Savior in heaven where all is well.
She leaves a sad father, mother and brother, Paul, to mourn her loss. But this world is but a wafer to prepare with our lives beyond. Mr. and Mrs. Cox desire to thank their friends for their kindness during their affliction. - s