[Editor: Some poetry from the “Deaths” section (Edis and Standley) and the “In Memoriam” section (Thiel) of the The South Australian Register, 5 August 1890.]
EDIS. — On the 27th July, in the Adelaide Hospital, the dearly beloved wife of J. Edis, of Port Wakefield, aged 53 years, leaving one son and four daughters to mourn their loss. Broken Hill papers please copy.
Farewell, my husband and children dear.
I am not dead, but sleeping here;
The Lord has relieved me of my pain,
I died in hopes to live again.
— Inserted by her loving husband and children.
STANDLEY. — On the 4th July, at Wallaroo, Robert Standley, of Mount Widna, Port Lincoln, aged 65. A colonist of 41 years.
Weep not, my wife and children dear,
But rather do rejoice,
The moment I was called away,
Was the Almighty’s choice
— Inserted by his loving wife and children.
THIEL. — In loving remembrance of my dear sister, Amelia Thiel, who died August 1, 1886.
A light is from the household gone,
A voice we loved is still’d,
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
Weep not that I from earth have gone,
Escaped from earthly care,
I dwell with angels round the throne,
Prepare to meet me there.
— Inserted by her affectionate sister, Lily Hodgkins.
The South Australian Register (Adelaide, SA ), Tuesday 5 August 1890, page 3