Prince William County, Virginia is rich in history. Formed in 1731, it was named for Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, son of King George II. This blog is intended as a place for descendants and researchers of PWCo families to find and share information.
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Wednesday's Child: Charles D. Forrester (1918) and Margaret Ellen Conner (1873)
"Wednesday's Child is full of woe." ~ old fortune telling song
Evening Star (Washington, DC) –
February 15, 1918
Burned Child Dies Aboard Train. –
Charles E. Forrester, four years old, Nokesville, Va., died aboard a
train yesterday afternoon while being brought to this city for
hospital treatment for burns he received early yesterday morning. He
was accompanied by his mother, Mrs. Ada Forrester, and Dr Robert E.
Wine. The child's clothing caught fire from the kitchen stove.
Coroner Nevitt gave a certificate of accidental death and the body
was taken to Nokesville.
Evening Star (Washington, DC) - February 15, 1918
Alexandria Gazette – November 15,
DIED. On the 6th instant,
in Occoquan, Val., Margaret Ellen, daughter of Margaret and Edward
Conner, aged 4 years, 9 months and 27 days. May she rest in peace.
One sweet flower has drooped and faded,
One sweet infant voice has fled;
One fair brow the grave has shaded,
One dear object now is dead.
But we feel relief in sadness,
For our child is happy now;
She has knelt in soul felt gladness,
Where the blessed angels bow.
She is now where harps are ringing
Through the heavenly courts above;
And her silvery voice is singing
With glad spirits hyms [sic] of love.
She has gone to Heaven before us,
But she turns and waves her hand,
Pointing to the glories o'er us,
In that happy, happy land.
Alexandria Gazette (Alexandria, VA) - November 15, 1873
[Wednesday's Child is a daily blogging prompt suggested by Geneabloggers to post the gravestones of children. I'll be interpreting the prompt to also include the obituaries and/or death records of those who have passed away entirely too young. ~cgl]