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Sarah M. Sayles

Died in Valparaiso, Ind., on Tuesday p. m., Feb. 26, 1884, Mrs. Sarah M., wife of Mr. G. A. Sayles, of this city, of pneumonia, after a short but severe illness. The subject of the above notice, whose maiden name was Sarah M. Foot, was born in Madrid, New York, December, 1826. With her father's family she moved to Ohio where in 1854 she was married to Gilbert A. Sayles, and with him moved in 1855 to Valparaiso, where they have ever since resided. Mrs. Sayles was the mother of 5 children, all of whom are now living. It would be superfluous in this community where she has been so long and favorably known, to say anything in praise. Others have moved more freely and shone more brilliantly in society, but none have excelled her in the domestic virtues. While she did not fail to respond to the calls of charity outside of her own house and did not slight all the social demands made upon her, it was her mission and her delight to administer the affairs of her own household. She devoted herself unsparingly to her home duties and the care of her children, and her death will be deeply felt in that hitherto unbroken circle. When not more than eleven or twelve years of age, she became a believer in Jesus Christ and since March 8th, 1856, she has been a member of the Presbyterian church in this city, always maintaining a good standing. Her death causes sadness there also, not alone on account of the esteem in which she was held, but because death has been a frequent visitor among that company of believers during the past few months.

She suffered from previous attachs of the same illness with which she was carried away and had been enfeebled by them. Her last sickness being severe, caused grave apprehensions, yet during the 24 hours preceding her demise there seemed to be some indications of improvement, so that he death came after all as a sudden blow upon her husband and friends. Her funeral took place on Thursday afternoon last and the services were conducted by her pastor Rev. Robert Beer, assisted by Rev. G. M. Boyd, of the M. E. church. The remains were interred in the old cemetery.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: March 6, 1884
Volume Number: 28
Issue Number: 10
Page: 4
Column(s): 5 and 6

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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