Clay County


Byrle Dean Wilkins, son of Truman and Bernice Wilkins, was born April 28th, 1928; departed this life September 5th, 1929, aged 1 year, 4 months and 8 days.

Little Byrle was an unusually bright and cheerful child and his loving disposition and childish smile and sweet baby acts endeared him to all who knew him. His brief illness and early death reminds us that he was but a bud that was planted on earth to blossom in Heaven.

There is no death, the stars go down,
To rise upon some fairer shore,
And there in Heaven jeweled crown,
They shine for ever more.

Extracted 12 Jun 2017 by Norma Hass from 1930 Pictures and Biographical Sketches of the Business Men of Clay City, Illinois.

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