interest centered in these loved ones.
His son, John Nelson Hodges
, died on the 21st day of July, 1890, and his son, William Wilson Hodges
, died on the 26th day of April, 1893, unmarried —thus leaving their widowed mother now childless—an added grief, which, like that other, is ever presant in the heart, but bravely borne with that resignation which comes from the sanctifying faith that God does all things well.
Again I commend to the keeping of Heaven, as I did on the battlefield of Gettysburg
that saintly wife and mother, whose sorrows and piety have made her a priestess, and her room to all who know her well, a sanctuary of God.