Maggie Engle

Maggie Cynthia Engle was born in Linn county, Kansas, September 25th, 1870, and died at Astoria, Illinois, July 26th, 1894, aged twenty-three years, ten months and one day.

The deceased was well known in Astoria as an upright and conscientious young lady. She was a faithful student of the Bible, and when permitted to do so was faithful in attending church services and was glad to do her part in the work of the Young People’s Christian Union, of which society she was a worthy member. Her last sickness was at the home of her brother-in-law, J. M. Hurst, where kind friends did all in their power to relieve the intense suffering and restore health, but all efforts proved ineffectual.

At five o’clock on Thursday morning death came, not as a dreaded enemy, but as a welcome messenger, for Maggie had expressed an earnest desire to depart and be at rest.

A large number of sympathizing friends attended the funeral services at the U. B. church on Friday at 10:30 a.m., after which the remains were tenderly laid away in Astoria cemetery to await the resurrection of the just.

The afflicted mother, two brothers and three sisters who remain are consoled with the thought that though she who has gone may not be with them here again, they may go to her above. — D. E. Baer.


Published in the Astoria Argus on 8/2/1894

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