Thursday, March 18, 2010
John Irvin 1840 - 1886
4pebs of eBay describes the card:
"In Memory of John Irvin. Died Aug. 28, 1886, Aged 46 years.
Below that it reads; Loving friends, weep not for me; I long to be at rest. How happy, happy I shall be When pillowed on my Saviour's breast.
'Twas sad to see thee breathe thy last, But Jesus lovingly said, "come!" Now thy sufferings all are past, And thy sweet spirit rests at home.
Oh! the hope, the hope is sweet, That we soon in Heaven may meet; There we all shall happy be- Rest from pain and sorrow free.
On the back is printed Memorial Publishing Co. Chambersburg, PA."
Hopefully exposure at the Funeral Cards blog, as well as eBay will provide some historical treasure for a family researcher.