Obit: Vaughan, Sarah J. (1844 - 1919)

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Surnames: TERRY VAUGHAN LAWSON JAMES

----Source: COLBY PHONOGRAPH (Colby, Wis.) 04/17/1919

Vaughan, Sarah J. (3 FEB 1844 - 3 APR 1919)

Sarah Jane Terry was born in Janesville, N.Y., Feb. 3, 1844, and departed this life at the home of her son, Ralph, April 3, 1919, aged 75 years and two months.

On July 17, 1863, she was united in marriage to Daniel B. Vaughan, who was at home on furlough, in Redford, N.Y. To this union nine children were born: Francis O., who died in infancy; Fred S. of Ocean Springs, Miss.; Mary A. Lawson of Hartsell, Ala.; Nellie V. James of Mt. Hope, Wis., and George W. of Patch Grove, Wis. All were present at the funeral, except Mary.

In 1867 the family decided to come west and they settled in Sun Prairie, Wis. Her they lived for thirteen eyars. They then removed to Clark County, Wis., and reached Unity, Oct. 12, 1889. Mr. Vaughan had previously purchased 80 acres of land at two dollars per acre, and had cleared on acre. A building was put up, 16 x 24 feet in size, which forms the present home.

Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan came to this section when it was a vast wilderness, dotted here and there by little communities of pioneers, but the many cares of the home and her growing family did not restrain this Christian woman from her tireless and unceasing labors for the uplifting and bettering the early social conditions of the community.

In her girlhood, Mrs. Vaughan united with the Methodist Episcopal Church and has remained an active worker up to the time of her death. Besides the children, there are 13 grandchildren, who, with many friends and acquaintances, will miss her.

The funeral services were held in the Methodist Church on Wednesday afternoon, April 9 and were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. J. H. Paul. (Unity Register)

 

 


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