March 12, 1915
Whereas, God, in His infinite wisdom, has seen fit to call from the scenes of her earthly cares and labor to Himself for Life Eternal our beloved sister,
Mrs. Emily O. Harrison
And Whereas, in her removal from our midst, the Caddo Chapter Order of Eastern Star has lost a valued and beloved member; her husband a faithful wife, her children a fond mother, and her relatives a dear loved one; therefore be it
Resolved, by Caddo Chapter No. 52, O.E.S., that we shall greatly miss her presence, counsel and companionship; and that we commiserate with her loved ones who are left upon earth. We would point them to the source of joy, comfort and hope, for solace in their great grief.
Be it further resolved, that a copy of these resolutions be furnished to the family of deceased, a copy spread upon the minutes of the Chapter, and a copy be published in The Caddo Herald.
Resolutions of Respect
The Music Club of Caddo has been called upon to take note of the passing through the “Valley of the Shadow of Death”, our dear friend and member Mrs. Retta (Semple) Allen; and in some way convey to the family and her many friends our feelings of love, and reverence to her memory.
No resolutions, no written words can express our sorrow and bereavement, and while we bow in humble submission to the truth, “He doeth all things well” we feel keenly the irreparable loss her family, her church, her friends, and our town has sustained, yet we have the blessed assurance from her life and testimony that she “need fear no evil” for His rod and staff would comfort her.
We extend to her beloved ones our deepest sympathy and commend them to our Heavenly Father for consolation.
She had so lived that “when the summons came for her to join the innumerable caravan that goes to the silent hall of death, with an unfaltering trust and steadfast faith, she could enfold herself in the promise of Him who had sustained her in life, and go, like one “who wraps the drapery of her couch about her, and lies down to pleasant dreams.”
“A little while, a happy while-
And then the unstained breath
Of human life went softly out,
And that they said was death.
I knew it was not death, but life
When Jesus stopped to say,
I am the way, the truth, the life,
And led the soul away.”
It is the desire of the Music Club that a copy of these resolutions be transmitted to the bereaved family, also published in our local paper, and that a page of the minutes of the Music Club be inscribed with the same.