“Again we are admonished that death is abroad and has chosen for its victim our much esteemed and beloved friend, Mr. Arad Franklin. There is a charm in the life of a good man and its triumphant closing that throws its influence back far beyond the number of his earthly days, and like the setting of a golden summer's sun, leaves its rich gild upon the memory of the living long after he has passed away. It is therefore befitting that such a life and death should be given as encouragement and inspiration before the living that they may imitate the example. And the recent death of Arad Franklin impresses this thought with peculiar force just now. He was born in [New]
morning at , lacking only one month and 4 days of being 95[?] years old. The remains were conveyed by Undertaker Thomas to
church where the funeral sermon was preached by Rev.
B. Hogan, after which the Masonic order took charge of the services. A large
crowd of sorrowing friends followed the remains to the grave where they were
laid to rest to await the resurrection morn." Hopewell
[Source: "Magnetic Springs," Richwood Gazette, 11 Nov 1897, p. 2, col. 2; digital images, NewspaperARCHIVE.com (access by subscription : accessed 3 Jul 1910).]
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