Ida Jennette ( Janet) Croft

Ida Jennette ( Janet) Croft

Greenwood Cemetery

Lanark Township

Burials 1842 to 2013

Croft—Died, at Ottawa at the Ladies College on Sunday, 18th March, Ida Janette Croft, fourth daughter of Mr. William Croft of Middleville, aged 17 years and 11 months.

Elsewhere in the same newspaper:

Middleville News:  The Reaper Death has been gathering with his keen sickle many elderly persons in the community lately; but as if to impress the truth that youth as well as age must fall before him, we have to mourn the removal of Miss Ida J. Croft, fourth daughter of Mr. William Croft, Esq.  The young lady, with an elder sister, was attending the Ottawa Ladies College.  Through a chill contracted while out for a trip with other classmates under the care of the principal of the college, she was attacked by inflammation of the lungs.  All that medical skill and the kind action of the principal and his wife, the teachers, the inmates of the college, were done on behalf of her but it was in vain.  She died on Sunday morning, 18th March.  On receiving information of the serious illness of her daughter, Mrs. Croft and daughter Maggie hastened to her bedside.  Loving care could only soothe her pain but not ward off the threatened blow.  In calm trust in the love of her Redeemer the fair young traveler drew near the brink of the dark river.  “Safe in the arms of Jesus” she felt herself to be and her loved ones have the comfort in their sorrow of knowing that she found that He was near her when passing through the waters.  Floral offerings were present on her coffin, which lay in the Assembly Hall of the College on Sunday by her teachers and classmates whose tears testified to their grief at the loss of one so young from their side.  The remains were brought to her house in Middleville, the principal accompanying the sorrowing group as far as Perth.  The funeral service was held in the Congregational Church at 1:00 on Wednesday.  The church was filled with sympathizing friends some of whom came from Perth and Lanark.  Rev. Mr. MacCall preached from 2nd Cor.1, 34.  Scripture was read and prayer offered by Rev. B. W. Day and Rev. Joseph Andrew.  Many are the sympathies which go out to the family who lose from their circle thus early one young lady who was so full of promise.  “Be ye also ready for in such a year as you think not the Son of Man cometh”.

Perth Courier, March 23, 1888

First NameIda Jennette
TranscriptionIda Jennette
March 18, 1888
17 Yrs. 11 Mos & 2 days

Death Came In The Early Spring Time,
And Cut For His Garland Rare,
A Beautiful Bud Of Promise,
Just Opening Sweet And Fair.
The Bud Seems Withered And Faded
But It Holds The Germ Of Life
That Will Bloom With Heavenly Beauty,
Beyond Earth’s Chill And Strife

Look Up! Ye Hearts That Are Mourning
Away From The Fresh Earth Mound
In Our Father’s Many Mansions
Your Treasure Her Place Has Found
Cemetery NameMiddleville Greenwood, Lanark, Ontario

1881 Census

NameAgeWilliam Croft55Maggie Croft45Emma Croft19Annie Croft17Maggie Croft15William Croft13Ida Croft10Arther Croft8Albert Croft6Clarah Croft5Lawrance Croft3Fredrick Croft1

March 30 1888

March 30 1888

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