The Salem Weekly News Dec. 27 ,1906
Myrtle, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Pickard, who some time ago fell on a corkscrew, which penetrated the side of her knee,died on Monday and funeral services ere held at the home Tuesday. Interment in the M. E. cemetery. The parents have the sympathy of all in their bereavement.
The Salem Weekly News Jan. 3, 1907
Myrtle, the four year old daughter of Harlan and Janie Pickard, died at 3 a.m. Monday the 24, after an illness of five weeks, caused form running a cork screw into her knee joint while playing on the floor, blood poisoning causing her death. The funeral was held Christmas day at Donaldson Chapel conducted by Rev. Hankins, the former pastor here. Interment was in the Methodist cemetery at Salem. The sympathy of thee entire community go out to Mr. and Mrs. Pickard in their sad bereavement. The little white casket was covered with beautiful flowers, but little Myrtle was the fairest of them all.
There's a lone little grave on the hillside
O'er which has no blossom yet blown;
Upon it the first snow is falling
And around it the winter winds moan.
There's a dear little chair by the fire side
That vacant will be evermore.
There's a box laid aside full of playthings,
That will never more litter the floor.
There's one more little angel in heaven.-
( How selfish I am to complain!)
I have one little lamb safely folded
Away from earth's sorrow and pain.
Oh, heart that is empty, and aching
For the little one under the sod,
Held fast to these sweet words of comfort,
"Of such is the Kingdom of God."
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