Ruth Eleanor Alverson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alverson, was born June 3, 1915, and died January 27, 1915, at the age of four years.
Her life may well be likened to that of a flower, given to the world for only a short time. The gradual unfolding of the bud brought many, many hours of joy into the home where her brief years were spent. It seems difficult to understand the passing of one so young unless we accept as truth the words of Carrie Jacobs Bond:
“Has the Gardener gathered my little pink rose
For His loveliest garden today?
Did he need one more blossom of your size and hue –
And that was the reason the Gard’ner chose you?”
Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, January 31, 1920.