|O’NEILL – Died in Munster township, March 23, 1882 after a short but painful illness which he sanctified by wonderful patience and cheerfulness, Thomas Vincent, son of Felix and Rose O’Neill in the 16th year of his age.|
The death of this young man was caused by cutting his foot with an axe ten days previous to his death. He seemed to be getting along nicely until a short time before his death he go so very languid that he was obliged to take his bed, after which the leaders of his neck began to swell so rapidly that it was supposed there were some indications of lockjaw.
Deceased was in every respect a most exemplary boy, faithful and kind, illustrating in his daily works the high sanctities of manly purity and filial devotion. He died as he lived, a good Christian, an obedient son, and a kind and affectionate brother. He bore with patience wholly resigned to the will of God, his sickness to the last moment of his life. He was much beloved by all who knew him and I am confident that he never made a harsh or uncharitable remark toward anyone. May he rest in peace.