Lydia Baily Fordyce Obituary

Mrs. Lydia B. Fordyce died at her home near Khedive, Greene Co., Pa. Thursday morning Jan. 13th, 1901 of that dreaded disease pneumonia. All that loving hands and medical aid could do was done, but to no avail. She was sick only four short days when called form this world of pain to that home above where no sorrow is known. She was 47 years of age, a consistent member and worker of the Muddy Creek C. P. church, and also of the Christian Endeavor Society of which she will be greatly missed. She was a daughter of Mr. N. H. Biddle, of Carmichaels, and was married Feb. 23, 1871, to Corbly G. Fordyce now deceased. Three children survive her viz: Earl, Belle and Nelly, besides a host of friends and relatives. Funeral services were conducted on Saturday afternoon Feb. 2 at the Muddy Creek C. P. church by her pastor Rev. Clark assisted by Rev. Hamilton where a very large number of friends assembled to pay their last tribute of respect, as she was loved and respected by all who knew her, after which she was laid to rest in the Muddy Creek cemetery.

Oh Mother, thy gentle voice is hushed,
Thy warm true heart is still,
And thy pale and peaceful face
Is resting death's cold chill.
Thy hands are clasped upon thy breast,
They have kissed thy lovely brow
And in their aching hearts they know,
They have no mother now.

One less at home!
The charmed circle broken - a dear face
Missed day by day from its usual place,
But cleansed, saved, perfected by grace,
One more in heaven.

One less on earth!
Its pain, its sorrow, and its toil to share,
One less the pilgrim's daily cross to bear,
One more the crown of the blest to wear,
At home in heaven.

A. L. B.

Newspaper obituary, date and source unknown (Greene County, Pennsylvania)

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