Cove, Union County, Oregon
Shoemaker-At Cove, Union County, Oregon December 20, 1888, Mrs. Huldah Shoemaker, aged 27 years, 10 months and 5 days.
She was born in Wasco county, Oregon, February 15, 1861. From there her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.W. Williams, moved to Douglas county in 1884.
She came with her uncle from Looking Glass, Douglas county to Cove, in the fall of 1885 on a visit and formed the acquaintance of William Shoemaker and they were united in marriage May 2, 1886. She was honored by all from her childhood up and loved most by those who knew her best.
Her husband while arranging the pillows spoke encouraging words but she was doubtful of her own recovery and told him not to worry. On the eve before her death; as one of the neighbor ladies was taking her leave said; “I bid you good bye, I hope you will be better tomorrow.” She answered; “I hope so as I have something to live for.” She leaves a husband and two small children, the youngest but a few days old, to mourn her loss.
She was but as a smile,
which glistens in a tear.
Seen but a little while,
But oh how loved, how dear.
Shed not for her, the bitter tear.
Nor give the heart to vain regret
“Tis but the casket that lies here
The gem that filled it sparkles yet.
Roseburg papers please copy.
Card of Thanks
The bereaved husband extends his heartfelt thanks, Words cannot express to his relatives and friends for their kind assistance during his late wife’s illness.
Eastern Oregon Republican, Thursday
December 27, 1888