Mother ~ Mary A Schoggin

Mother, Mary A Schoggin 
Come to Live With Jesus 


Mother Dear has left us here 
And although it is his will 
A vacant place is in our home 
That no one can ever fill. 

But I trust to God that some sweet day 
I will clasp her by the hand 
And we will all again be glad 
Over in the Glory Land 

My home on Earth is a lonely place 
For she now sleeps in her new made grave 
For no more do I see Dear Mother's face 
And lonely cedar trees over her wave 

Mother was laid to rest by Father's side 
and we will see her here no more 
She is sleeping with little brothers three 
who have long gone on before. 

Three of us are left to wait God's call 
And he will carry us safely home 
If we will only believe in him 
who died to save us all 

Where we will have to part no more 
 But will all be happy there. 
In God's blessed Glory Land 
For this is my daily prayer 

Oh won't that be sweet to meet mother 
in that great home up above 
There we will all sit at Jesus' feet 
in peace and joy and love 

For if we live a Christian life 
as down on Earth we wait 
we will gain eternal live 
and meet at the Golden Gate. 

---Eller Fitzhugh 


 Eller wrote this eulogy poem for her mother's funeral. 
Her mother was Mary Angeline Huff, wife of James E. Schoggin, and daughter of Wyatt and Tabitha G. Phillips Huff. 
Mary Angeline was born in 1856 and died on November 11, 1923.  She is buried in Phillips Cemetery in Hot Spring County Arkansas.  
The three brothers mentioned in the poem were Eller's siblings- Edward, Auston and one unnamed brother.  The three left to carry on were Eller, Missie Etta and Malissa.  Eller's husband was James E. Schoggin and he passed on February 4, 1890.

Fitzhugh , Dorotha Eller (Schoggin)- (1878-1935). "Mother, Mary A Schoggin". Nov. 1923



This is my offering  for the Third Annual Great Genealogy Poetry Challenge, hosted by Bill West of West in New England.

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