T. H. (Timothy Horton) Ball.

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The following brief published memorial, al-
though repeating some statements, is here


"Julia B. Summers, the youngest child of
Zerah F. and M. M. Summers, was born in the
town of Crown Point, November 27, 1870, and
died at her home on Main street, after an illness
of five weeks, Thursday morning, July 26, 1877.


Julia, or, as she was often called, Lulu, was a
child of rare physical and mental loveliness.
Mild and retiring in her demeanor; fond of
pets, gentle and very winning in her home life,
thoughtful and considerate beyond her years ;
in her school life quick to learn, teachable and
obedient ; in Sunday School earnest, attentive,
sprightly, yet sedate ; she attracted a large
amount of regard and love in the different rela-
tions upon which she entered in her short life.
Many will sadly miss her slight form on the
sidewalks, in her home, and in the day and the
Sunday School. She was a member, almost
from its commencement, of the infant class of
the North Street Sunday School. Her life work
has ended in the very freshness and loveliness
of graceful childhood, and she has gone to un-
fold and mature amid the unfading loveliness
of Paradise. So trust we from the teaching of
the Christian Scriptures. In the absence of her
father, who is in Colorado in search of renewed
health, this bereavement has been to the family
peculiarly trying. The burial services on Friday
afternoon, July 27th, were conducted by Rev.
T. H. Ball, pastor of the North Street Church,
at which services was sung the following Special
Hymn, dedicated to the memory of Julia B.
Summers :

Safe must this loved one be,
Father of love and light;
We trust ourselves, our all, with thee;
Thy home above is bright.
And in that home so bright,
With dear ones gone before,
We're sure she feels a rich delight,
Sure she will grieve no more.


Thus safely may we trust,

In thee, oh Saviour, Friend;

And we will plant this lovely dust,

To wait that glorious end;

Till thou shalt come again,

And give it second birth;

Till thou in bliss shalt come again,

And reign o'er all the earth.

But here we breathe a prayer,

Our Father, God, to thee;

Commending to thy loving care,

One whom thou now dost see.

One 'mid the mountains wild,

The father of this dust,

Himself a grieved and wand'ring child,

Needing in thee to trust.

When the full meaning falls

Upon his bleeding heart,

That, safe within the Jasper Walls,

Where loved ones never part,

His darling Lulu passed, вАФ

Oh Saviour be thou near,

Show him how long thy love will last,

Remove each doubt and fear.

And may this precious child

Lead him close up to thee,

For thou wast once the Glorious Child

For all humanity.

And now, enthroned above,

Thou canst our sorrows feel,

Oh Saviour, full of pitying love,

Do thou our sorrows heal. T. H. B.

Here seems to be the most fitting place for a
record of a member of the Plum Grove School
who some years ago closed her earthly course.

appendix. 297

Juno Henderson, the Little Herder.

Probably the most remarkable child for men-
tal and spiritual advancement that has ever died
or lived in the county of Lake was little Juno

She was born June 12, 1861. She died 'No-
vember 2, 1870. She was always rather small
for her age. Her mother was a daughter of
Jeduthan Adams and his wife, of Vermont,
both of whom were Vermont Baptists. Little
Juno's grandfather Adams united with a Bap-
tist church when seventeen years of age. He
came to Indiana and died at Elkhart. Although
comparatively small in person, Juno had large,
dark blue eyes, and was very active. She was
very intelligent, she had an active intellect, and
a remarkable memory. She began to read in
the First Reader when four years old, and
learned the Reader "by heart.' 1 She soon
began to read books and papers. When seven
years old she read Uncle Tom's Cabin. It made
a strong impression upon her mind. Topsy and.
Eva were vividly before her imagination. She
took her doll to represent one character, and
after going through some trials with her sol-
emnly buried her.

She read the "Blue Flag, " " Harriet Ware, ' '
"Phil. Kennedy," and it is believed by those



who knew her best that she read all the books in
the Plum Grove S. S. Library, and of these there
were not a few. She began to show an interest
in religious teachings with the first unfoldings of
her mind. Notwithstanding her other reading,
or along with that other reading, she read the
Bible a great deal. It was needful for some
member of the family to herd the cattle, and
this duty fell to the lot of Juno. She carried
rails and material and made a little shelter for
herself while thus engaged, and carried her
dinner and books and staid near the herd of
cattle all day. She called this shelter her
"lodge. 1 ' Whether she had read what is said
in the Bible about a lodge in a garden of cucum-
bers, or whether she obtained the term from
some other reading is now unknown. After
her death her father left this little herder's
"lodge" standing for a long time. She was
quick to learn the meaning of words, and had
a practical way of explaining their meaning to
others. Some one wanted to know the meaning
of ascending and descending. She went up
into the wagon and then down again to the
ground to show the meaning. Some one in-
quired the meaning of throttling. She put her
little fingers to the throat to show what it

When eight years old, at a neighbor's house,


she had commenced reading a story in a paper.
The paper was wanted for some purpose, but
she requested permission to finish the story,
and the observers were astonished at the rapid-
ity with which her large blue eyes went over
the columns. She enjoyed some opportunities
for attending school and improved them well.
She loved the Plum Grove Sabbath School.
She learned her lessons there rapidly. A cate-
chism had been introduced into the school at
one time without a thorough examination, which
was found afterwards to contain some misprint
or other error. It was ascertained that Juno
had learned the catechism all through.

From different evidences her superintendent
felt sure that she had an intelligent trust in the
Saviour. She was a very happy child, very
useful, and had a very inquiring mind. She
had commenced t

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