THE CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN NEWS
ALTON, ILLINOIS
Excerpts from June 1869


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Cumberland Presbyterian
Alton, Ill., Friday, June 25, 1869

Died at his residence in McDonough Co., Ill., April 14th, 1869 Geo. HAINLINE.

Bro. HAINLINE was born in Kentucky, June 4th, 1791, professed religion in the Fall of 1828, and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church; was chosen elder in the fall of 1829; moved to McDonough Co., Ill., about 1839, and connected himself with the Beersheba congregation of the C. P. Church. Bro. HAINLINE loved to talk on the subject of experimental religion and of his hopes and prospects for heaven, often telling his children and friends that he was ready to go at any time. But for several days before his death he was speechless, or so near so that he could not talk so as to express his feelings. I would say to his aged companion, children, grand children, and numerous friends, "Sorrow not as those who have no hope;" "for the righteous hath hope in his death."...J. W. STAPP

Marriages: Illinois

June 1, 1869, by Rev. J. B. LOGAN, Mr. Andrew Eugene RABBING and Miss Mary BOCKEN, all of Alton

May 10, 1869 by Rev. J. B. LOGAN, Mr. Robert RENFRO and Mrs. Marion MILLER; the former of Iowa, the latter of Bloomington, Ill.

March 31, 1869 -by Rev. D. R. BELL, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Solomon BETTS to Miss Margaret WILSON, all of Macon Co., Ill.

May 4, 1869, by Rev. D. R. BELL, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. Stephen W. O' DELL? and Miss Louisa SMITH, daughter of Rev. W. SMITH, all of Macon Co., Ill.


Two prisoners in the State Penitentiary, at Joliet, Ill., got into a quarrel, when one stabbed the other through the neck, killing him instantly.

Died January 9th, 1869, at the residence of her father, Rev. J. B. MORROW, near Chilhewee, Johnson Co., Mo., Mrs. Margaret C. OGLESBY, in the 43rd year of her age.

The subject of this notice professed religion at the age of fifteen, and joined the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. She was united in marriage with Marion OGLESBY, who was also a member of our Church. He was killed during the late war.

Sister OGLESBY was a dutiful daughter; a kind and faithful companion; an affectionate and tender mother. She was kind in whatever relation she was placed. She was an exemplary member of the body of Christ, her life being one of devotion to the Redeemer's kingdom. She passed through many trials calculated to sound the depth of Christian fortitude; but she was founded on the rock, Christ Jesus. Many were the afflictions of our dear sister; but she found comfort in the religion of the Gospel of the Son of God, and is now gone to that blissful ? where "Sickness and sorrow, pain and death, are felt and feared no more."

Our sister leaves a very large circle of weeping friends, to whom I would say, weep not as those who have no hope, for "Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord." Our loss is her eternal gain; for while we miss her in the family circle and in the earthly sanctuary of God, she is not missing in the heavenly Jerusalem. We may all meet her ? ? where parting shall be no more.

Sister OGLESBY leaves two sons; the oldest is a member of our Church. The youngest is a seeker of religion, a mourner. May God break the bands of unbelief, and may young McGrady be enabled to rejoice in hope of the glory of God, and be prepared to meet his mother in heaven.

Died near Barnesville, Bourbon Co., Kan., Mr. Isaiah SMITH, June 1st, 1869.

Brother SMITH was born in Illinois, in the year a 1840. He united with the Methodist Episcopal Church when young and like too many others, he became negligent and cold in religion.

In 1862 he married Miss ? CORMAN?, whom he has now left, with two children, to mourn his loss.

In 1867 he moved to Kansas. Never having had but one hand, he labored to great disadvantage manually, and thus perhaps hastened his death, by struggling for sustenance for his family.

Last March, he united with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at this place, and was then far gone with Consumption. He was with us but a short time, yet his warm Christian affection endeared him to us all. He was happy, ready and even anxious to go home weeks before he died...A. JOLLY, Barnesville, Kan., June 3, 1869

RELIGIOUS INTELLIGENCE

Call for a convention of Ministers and Elders of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church:

Realizing the want of a better understanding of the various subjects which are closely connected with our duties, and which are of vital interest to the Church, and believing that a mutual and Christian investigation of such topics as will have a direct reference to these subjects, would develop light and truth, and would be of great value to us, and assist us in laboring more successfully in our Master's cause; therefore, we whose names are hereunto annexed here in agree to meet in a convention, to be composed of ministers and elders of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, for the purpose above indicated. Said convention to be held in Albion, Edwards Co., Ill., and commence on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 1869, at 9 o'clock, A. M., and continue two days.

MINISTERS:

H. M. PHELPS, M. F. GILL, W. N. McMACKIN, A. A. BALL, J. M. GALLOWAY, L. P. DEATHERAGE, J. H. MORGAN, Eli BARREN?, M. C. GASTON, J. C. LACKEY, F. G. TROUSDALE

ELDERS:

Jas. W. HUDSON, Jacob HALL, M. M. WHEELER, Palestine RODGERS, J. B. MABRY, D. M. WALKER, A. M. E. MARTIN, Alex. MILLICAN, Geo. BOWER, Wm. B. WILSON, J. H. HAMELTON



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