Sunday’s Obituary: Sarah Edwards

From the October 2, 1912 edition of the Denison Bulletin, Denison, Crawford, Iowa.

“Sarah Edwards was born April 3d, 1850, in St. Clair county, Michigan, and died at her home in Dow City, Iowa, September 24th 1912.  She was married in Michigan September 8th 1857 [I believe this should be 1867 not 1857] to John Edwards.  In 1877 they moved to Iowa, where they have since resided.

She united with the Latter Day Saints’ church in December, 1885, and remained true to that faith until death.  She was a good wife and mother and a kind neighbor.  She had been in failing health for a number of years and at the time of her death was almost totally blind and had been a great sufferer.  The bereaved husband has the consolation of knowing that he did everything possible for her comfort and relief.  She leaves to mourn her departure her husband and three sons, Wallace, John, and Elden, all of Dow City. The funeral was held in the Latter Day Saints’ church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Elder C.J. Hunt of Deloit conducting the service and the remains were laid to rest in the Dow City cemetery. The ones thus bereft of wife and mother have the sympathy of all in their dark hour of sorrow.

I really wish that I had a picture of her.  She died in 1912, so I’m sure that some relative has one somewhere.  I am hoping that someday I find one!  I love putting a face to the names and dates.

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