Note: Wellsboro Agitator of June 30, 1908, p1 has: Raymond Albert Hazlett Trust all to the Lord, son of Dr. Charles W. Hazlett and Mrs. Fannie E. Hazlett, was born in Covington, Tioga county, Pa., Jan. 25, 18S3, and moved to East Charleston in the same county with his parents when he was six years old. From then until his death he was associate! with the people of East Charleston, community who showed their appreciation of his worth by a universal expression of sadness at his death and by the unusually large attendance at his funeral services. His education was begun in the public schools and continued in the advanced educational institutions, until he was equipped for professional business. He finished a college preparatory course in the Mansfield State Normal School in three years time. He taught school in Charleston for one year, after which he attended the Pennsylvania State College for one year. In this college he was recognized, by both faculty and students as one of the brightest in his class: but he came home broken in health, and was never able to return to finish his course. This caused him great disappointment. After somewhat recuperating, he successfully finished a business course in the Williamsport Business College, and a few months before his death he obtained a fine position with the National Drug Company in Philadelphia. Here lie was« trusted and honored by the company which assigned him to a responsible field of labor in southern Ohio, where Be was to deal in drugs among physicians only, and one of the managers of the company invited him to his private home for entertainment while he was in Philadelphia. He was musically inclined, had almost completed a course on the violin, and was willing to use his ability in the service of the Lord, who had entrusted him with musical qualities. Only three days before his death he sang at the funeral service for one of his neighbors. His mind seemed to incline toward the ministry his private talk being almost altogether on religious themes. He had a fine intellect, good command of language and such gentlemanly bearing as always commanded respect among both strangers and acquaintances. The following poem, written by him a short time before his death, shows the trend of his mind: IN THE WILDERNESS Be still and murmur not poor heart, When God shall lead the to "a desert place," And bid thee dwell apart. If ravens in the wilderness Did feed the servant of the Lord, will he For thee, his child, do less?
Nor fear, sad heart, its loneliness, Hath he not said, "I never will forsake Nor leave thee comfortless"? Have faith, thy master may design To fit thee thus for Kingdom work and bliss, And wilt not thou then repine?
Be patient, let His will be done. Be calm, be strong, that He may finish there The work He hath begun. "A little while, He soon will come, And say to thee "It is enough, my child, My faithful one, come home." It does seem sad for such a young prospective life to be cut short. We do not understand it; but we trust all to the Lord, and we expect to understand it in "that day." He died May 18, 1908, being a little more than 25 years of age, and his body was buried on the afternoon of May 21, 1908, in the Wellsboro cemetery, where it awaits the reenterance of his spirit on the Resurrection-day. May the God of Comfort bless his father, mother, little brother, relatives, and his many friends. J. E. Tallant, Pastor.
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