States: Texas: Guadalupe
Liz, Thank you for your e-mail regarding Sarah Lucinda Brown Sellingsloh and the McGee Family. It appears that Florence McGee Cornelison may have been a first cousin to Sarah Lucinda Brown Sellingsloh since Sarah's mother, Mary Ann Reynolds Brown and Florence's mother, Caroline Reynolds McGee were sisters. I did not know this and I really appreciate you sending me the information. I would like to share with you the article I found in the 1900 Seguin-Gazette regarding the death of Florence. This was written in the "News of La Vernia" and published June 8, 1900. I do not know who wrote this but it is a lovely tribute.
"The sad news reached us last Tuesday of the death of one of our dear friends, Florence Cornelison. It is difficult indeed to find words in which to express our heartfelt sympathy we feel for the dear friends who have been called to give up their loved one. In the very dawn of womanhood, she was taken away to be numbered with other loved ones who have gone on before around the great "white throne". We have known Florence from girlhood, living a pure, consecrated life, giving her heart to God when she was quite young. She is free from pain, suffering and all life's sad troubles; happy with the living whom on earth she tried to serve; her glorified spirit will now keep watch over her broken hearted companions and her little one. To the aged father and mother, let not your heart grieve bitterly for your daughter has escaped the storms of life and is safe in the harbor of eternal rest, and when the time comes for your spirit to wing its way to Heaven, she, hand in hand with her sister, will welcome you to that better and brighter world. Brothers and sisters, a link has been added to bind you more closely to the throne of God and may each one so live a life that when the summons comes you will greet your sister's face, where separations are never known. To the grief-stricken husband; may he in his sorrow and desolation bow to the devine will of our Heavenly Father. Faith sees beyond the gloom, across the dark river, yonder on shining shores, a form, a face,, a beckoning hand, all radiant with the light of the glory world, luring us to that home over there where there will be no crushing sorrow. We will now say "Good-bye".
Florence Cornelison was interred in the Concrete Cemetery, Guadalupe County, Texas