|Name||Age||Place of Birth > Place of Death||Newspaper||Publication Date||Submitter|
|GRIFFIN, Oscar B||25||Madison Co IL||CarlyleUB||13 Jun 1872||Linda Holthaus|
The Union Banner
Thursday, June 13, 1872 Page 4 Column 1
"Obituary" Born six miles South-east of Highland, Madison county, Illinois, October 6th 1846. Died near same place, of consumption, May 19th 1872, Oscar B. Griffin. The deceased entered McKendree College in 1866 at the age of 20, graduating with honor, in the classical course in 1870. And his character while in College the Senior Proffesor says; He stood high as a student throughout his whole College course, gentlemanly in the manners, conscientious in the discharge of his College duties. He was looked upon by the faculty as a young man of more than ordinary promise; warm hearted, sympathetic, and deeply pious. He made many friends in the College, and in the Church, and gained the respect and confindence of all that knew him. While it maybe the lot of others to do, it was his to suffer; for two long years he endured there ravages of that terrible ... of the human family, consumption. In death he enjoyed months consolation and devine grace. He evidently didn't now that terrible scourge of the human family.
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