Source: Crawfordsville Weekly Journal Friday, 26 July 1901
Harry Vernis Parish, the little son of Albion Parish, died at their home near Wesley on Tuesday, July 16, 1901, after an illness of only about 24 hours of spinal meningitis, aged 5 years, 10 months and 17 days.
Harry was a bright child, loved and cherished by his many friends and relatives and their loss is his eternal gain. How sad are our hearts when we are called upon to part with such earthly treasures. No sorrow is greater than when we look at those little eyes forever closed and those sweet lips forever stilled by the cruel hand of death. He is gone, we cannot call him back. But God permits us for the last time to look upon the little form so dear, now cold in death. Yet, life would not be worth living had we not some hidden treasure in the skies to make Heaven nearer and dearer to us; to make us strive to win the one great prize God has offered to all who believe in Him.
The funeral was held Wednesday at 2 o’clock at the Lutheran Church near Wallace, Rev. Whitman officiating, after which the remains were tenderly laid to rest in the cemetery near by beside his mother and little sister, Lora.