Date of Death: 18 Jan 1875
Subject: Benjamon Byers
Source: Andrew County Republican, 29 Jan 1875, p. 8

Monday, January 18th, 1875, at 1 p.m., of Pneumonia, Benny R., only son of William and Sophonia [sic] Byers, aged 15 months and 10 days.

Sweet angel child of heavenly birth, He was too good and pure for earth,
His spirit, like the soaring dove, Has winged its flight to realms above.
His pure spirit freed from clay, To God has winged its upward way,
And there 'mid angels pure and bright, Has joined their songs in worlds of light.
And there amid that happy band, With crown of gold and harp in hand,
The sweetest music angels make, Will be the tune his harp will wake.

By Mrs. M. Byers