Sunday, November 24, 2013

"In Memory of William H. Frear" by Iva May Terry (1917)

In Memory of William H. Frear.


A merchant beloved and respected,

        As all who have known him can say,

Has gained through untiring effort

        Success in a wonderful way.

For though he has finished his life work

        And entered that Haven of Rest,

His kindness will long be remembered,

        For many a life he has blessed.

He heeded a fond mother's teachings

        And made it his business to try

In dealing with friends and employees

        To do as he would be done by,

Industrious, faithful and honest,

        A patriot, loyal and true,

With love for his home and his country

        Inspiring all whom he knew.

To-day his employees are mourning

        The loss of their kind, loving friend,

On whom through those long years of service

        They felt they could always depend.

A citizen true and devoted,

        His memory long will remain

In the hearts of the Trojans who loved him

        Until reunited again.

        Green Island.

Troy Times. February 15, 1917: 6 col 2.

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