The Sayings, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky
Saturday, July 31, 1897
Mr. Albert VanArsdall died Thursday, 8 o’clock p.m., at the home of his mother, Mrs. Helen VanArsdall, near town. About ten days since he had a violent attack of rheumatism and soon pneumonia completely prostrated him. Everything that good physicians and kind relatives could do was done in vain, for he never rallied. He was perfectly conscious of his approaching end and met death with the resignation of a Christian. He was a member of the Christian church and professed full faith in the redemption of his Savior. He leaves three orphan children, one son and two daughters, who will, no doubt, be well cared for by their relatives. The deceased had a remarkable talent for music and so thoroughly had he cultivated it, that he was able to make good music on every kind of musical instrument and successfully taught in this community for years. He had no enemies and all that knew him were his friends. He never was so robust as the rest of the large family of which he was a member, and for the last year had been in declining health. He was only thirty-seven years of age. The funeral was conducted at his home, Revs. J. A. Williams, C. K. Marshall and J. G. Hunter officiating, and the interment was in Spring Hill Cemetery.