Date of Death: 6/10 Jan 1857
Subject: John M. Singleton
Source: North West Democrat, Saturday, January 10, 1857, p. 3

"Died of Scarlet Fever, the 6th instant John M., infant son of Milton R. and Helen E. Singleton, aged twelve months and 10 days.

Oh ever thus from childhood's hours
We see our fondest hopes decay;
We never love a tree or flower,
But 'tis the first to fade away,
We never nurse a favorite child,
To glad us with its happy eye,
But when it comes to know us well,
And loves us, too, 'tis sure to die."