Nellie Hilda Jarvis

1908 1910


From the Basin Republican, August 26, 1910, p. 6, submitted by Faye Bell  (SLC)


            Little Nellie Jarvis Dead – Little Nellie Jarvis, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Omar Jarvis aged about 2 years, died on August 15, 1910, from tonsillitis, at the home of her parents at Tensleep.  She was buried August 17.  The baby was much beloved for her exceptional winsome ways and the sympathy of that section has gone out to the parents.  Mrs. Jarvis is the sister of O .R. Irvin, a member of the school board and a prominent resident of Basin Gardens.




Cheyenne State Leader no. 281 August 31, 1910, page 2 Wyoming Death List

Deaths-Tensleep-Nellie Jarvis, age 2 years


Basin Republican no. 8 August 26, 1910, page 4


The stanzas below are the production of Miss Lurie Gallop of Big Trails, and were occasioned by the death of little Nellie Jarvis, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. Jarvis, of Tensleep.


You have pressed down the lids o'er her eyes so brown,

And brushed back the hair from her brow,

You have pressed your last kiss on her dear little face

Your darling has gone from you now.

Her poor little hands crossed over her breast,

Her sweet childish voice hushed forever.

And those dear little feet that never were still,

Have passed over that beautiful river.

Think not of the stroke that laid her so low,

Of her little form now grown so cold.

But think of the beautiful realms of love

Where she walks on the pavement of gold.

Your darling has gone from your hearthstone away,

On this earth you will see her no more.

Let this comfort you when you hear calls for her;

She is safe on that beautiful shore.

She has only gone to that beautiful land,

As all of us must sometime do.

And you will find by the side of that beautiful strand

She is watching and waiting for you.