David's Reformed Church Congregation

David's Reformed Church Congregation
Congregation of David's Reformed Church, Montgomery Co, Ohio, Circa, 1900

Friday, January 4, 2013

Funeral Card Friday ~ Royal Neighbors Resolution

This doesn't exactly fit into the category of a funeral card, but it is a "Resolution" written on the occasion of the death of my great, great grandmother, Ella Jacks Adams on 9 February, 1902,  and printed in the Sabina, Ohio newspaper.  She died at only 39 years of age, leaving her husband David Henry Adams and her children, Tillie, Dessie, and Elby to mourn her passing. 

My great, great grandmother, Ella Jacks Adams

In Memoriam

Violet Camp, 2622, Royal Neighbors of America, of Sabina, O., have been called to mourn the death of our esteemed neighbor, Ella Adams, who was one of our charter members and is the first missing link in our circle. She was called home, Feb. 9, 1902.

Whereas, It has pleased our Heavenly Father to call from our midst our beloved neighbor; therefore be it

Resolved, That in the death of our neighbor our camp has sustained a severe loss of a true and faithful member, whom we shall sadly miss. And be it further

Resolved, That the entire membership of our camp extend their heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved husband and children in their hour of trial and affliction, and further be it

Resolved. That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the sorrowing family, that copies be sent to the local papers, that a copy be spread upon the records of this camp and that our charter be draped in mourning for a period of thirty days.

Imogene Blakley,
Almeda Gaskins,
Ella Duff, Committee

The above resolution was offered by The Royal Neighbors of America, Violet Camp 2622.  The Royal Neighbors is a national organization formed by the wives of the Modern Woodmen of America in 1888. Their desire, as you can tell from the organization name, was to become "good neighbors" and offer to help to those in need.  If you click on the their name above, you can read more about their history and their vision.  

1 comment:

  1. Lori, this newspaper article reminded me of "resolutions" for one of my great-uncles in 1907. He was a member of Knights of the Golden Eagle. (You can read it at http://nancysfamilyhistoryblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/walter-and-nellie.html.) Perhaps it was the custom for fraternal organizations of that time to honor their deceased members that way. I find it very touching. Thanks for sharing.