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Notes for Mettie A HALL


Angel of death makes another call
Mrs. Mettie A. Rowan Summoned to that Bourne From Whence No Traveler Returns
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No one hears the door that opens
When they pass beyond our call,
Soft as loosened leaves of roses,
One by one our loved ones fall.
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Again has the angel of death laid his icy hand upon the brow of one of the most beloved of our community and a young mother is summoned hence leaving two small children, husband, sister, brothers and many warm friends to mourn her departure.

Mettie A. Hall was born in Princeton, Mo., January 3, 1878. She came to Colorado in 1898, making her home with her sister, Mrs. J. B. Morgan, in San Luis Valley. On July 20th, 1904 she was married to Ralph P. Rowan at Lincoln, Neb., which was then the home of her parents. Returning to Colorado she made her home in the San Luis valley for a number of years but for the past seven or eight years, has lived happily with her husband on a farm adjoining Arvada. She was the mother of two children, a bright little girl of four years and an infant aged two weeks.

Mrs. Rowan was one of a family of ten children, five of whom, have preceded her into the great beyond. The surviving members of the family are George W. and Roy J. Hall of Kansas City, Mo., Fred L. Hall of Lincoln, Neb., Carl Hall of Montrose, Colo., and Mrs. J. B.
Morgan of Saguache, Colo.

As she neared the end of the journey of life the relatives were notified and the sister, Mrs. Morgan, and the brothers from Lincoln, Neb., and Montrose, were able to reach her bedside before the end.

Mrs. Rowan had lived a beautiful Christian life. She had a kind and loving disposition and was loved by all who knew her. This writer has known Mrs. Rowan and her family for a quarter of a century and can conscientiously say that no truer and more faithful and loving character ever mingled with earthly mortals. Since coming to Arvada she has lived a quiet
and retired life, devoting herself to her husband and child and but few of the community knew of her beautiful character.

The funeral was held on Tuesday at 11:30 from the Olinger undertaking parlors, the service being conducted by Dr. Tyler, and the body was tenderly laid to its final rest in Crown Hill cemetery, followed by a large concourse of mourning friends.

In their sad bereavement Mr. Rowan and the brothers and sister have the heartfelt sympathy of the whole community.

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