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Mt. Zion Cemetery
Lucas County, Iowa
Uploaded 9/19/2004 by
jasmurphy [Email]

Henry Sr. and three sons all killed in a steam powered sawmill explosion on April 1, 1893.
On bottom of stone inscription reads Husband and sons of Elizabeth E. McKinnis.

John 19, Henry Jr. 13, Ted 11.

Verses on Stone:
Billie Ted -
Jolly, laughing, little Ted. We know he was an angel on Earth but now he is an angel in Heaven.

Henry Jr. -
This boy went to the boiler's top. Obeying his father's command.
But when he poured his bucket of cold water in.
The flues did all expand.

John O. -
His parting words I shall never forget.
Said he, "Ma, your time to die will come.
Then it matters not whom we leave here yet,
Soon we all will be gathered home.

Henry -
Four loving ones from us have gone.
Four voices we have loved are stilled.
A place is vacant in our home
that never can be filled.
Keep your lamp trimmed and burning for in an hour when ye think not, the Son of Man cometh.

Records Sharing This Photo
Group EntryMCKINNIS, Henry Sr.
Group EntryMCKINNIS, John O.
Group EntryMCKINNIS, Henry Jr.

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