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Othniel Faxton Tripp[1, 2]

Male 1841 - 1880  (~ 39 years)


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  • Name Othniel Faxton Tripp 
    Born Aug 1841  [2
    Gender Male 
    Illness Aug 1880  Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Consumption 
    • The Review and Herald, Feb 15, 1881, (a publication of the Seventh Day Adventist Church) article is quoted in full as follows:

      Tripp.--We are often asked for information respecting the last days of our children, O.F. and Eliza Tripp, the latter of whom fell asleep in Jesus Nov. 27, 1880, and the former, Dec. 29. When their prospects for earthly happiness and prosperity began to look flattering, they were both stricken down with consumption and other diseases. We were called to Battle Creek, Mich., to care for them, and know that in many respects their last days were attended with circum-stances of uncommon interest. When they had taken their respective beds in the two front rooms, thirteen weeks of watching and anxiety lay before us to care for them and their children. The work before them was to correct all wrongs against God and their fellow-men, and we trust that this task was faithfully and successfully completed.

      They were very great sufferers. A little while before our daughter's death, her sufferings were extreme, and she pleaded with God for release from pain. He heard her peti-tion, and she made a freewill-offering in token of her grati-tude. When she seemed almost gone, and we were carefully listening to hear her last whisper, she suddenly roused up and called for the family; and then in a loud, clear voice, that could be heard all through the house, she gave us one by one her dying charge. Her strength lasted until she had spoken to the last one, when she quietly closed her eyes for her long rest. Her husband's death was the most lingering and painful that we have ever witnessed. After Eliza's de-cease, he would often give expression to his faith and hope in God, and to his desire to rest with his dear companion till the resurrection morning. They are now in the vault at the Tabernacle, and in the spring they will be interred in one grave.

      We are very grateful for the frequent visits of the dear friends here, and for their kind help, especially as watchers; also for the prayers and encouraging words of Bro. and Sr. White.

      By this death three little children are bequeathed to us, to be educated for the Nobleman who has gone into a far country. We are expecting him back soon, to see how faith-fully we have accomplished our work, and we ask the prayers of our brethren that their blood may not be found in our gar-ments when the final settlement is made. The little twin boy is afflicted with scrofula, which may soon terminate his life; so we are not looking for ease in the future, but for trials enough to purify us, and prepare us for a better life than the first Adam has bequeathed to us.

      W.W. and Celia L. Putnam.
    Died 29 Dec 1880  Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: Tuberculosis 
    Person ID I133887  MacomberKin
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2015 

    Father William Wilbur Tripp,   b. 3 May 1796, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1845, Warren, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Mary Gilbert,   b. 5 Apr 1803,   d. 18 Jul 1865, Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Family ID F90906  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eliza Putnam,   d. 27 Nov 1880, Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F21181  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart