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Sarah Jane Thomas Carr


Posted By: Marlene Skalberg (email)
Date: 10/2/2017 at 17:57:48

Sarah Jane Thomas Carr
The death of Mrs. Sarah Carr on January 23, 1940 occurred at her home in rural Carbon, Iowa at the age of 87 years, 1 month, and 29 days. Her death is mourned by those who knew her through the 60 years which she spent in Adams County.
Sarah Jane Thomas, daughter of Samuel Michael Thomas and Lucinda Reddrick, was born in Adams County, Ohio on November 25, 1852. In the year of 1879 she with her parents moved to Adams County, Iowa and settled in Eurika Mills.
She was united in marriage to James Carr on September 27, 1875 and to them five children were born, Samuel, Granville, Cordelia, Effie, and Edna.
Mrs. Carr was a kind and loving wife and mother, completely committed to her family. In earlier days, she not only cared for her family, she often prepared meals and furnished lodging for those who came to the mill for their grind. In her early youth, she expressed faith in Christ as her Savior and joined the Brethren Church. Although she has not been able to attend church for many years, she has always lived a faithful Christian life and has been an inspiration to those around her.
She was the youngest and last member of a family of eight, seven brothers preceded her in death.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Carr and one small son, Granville; also a brother-in-law, Henry Carr, who was reared in her home.
She leaves to mourn her departure and tenderly cherished her memory are her daughters in whose home she has been lovingly cared for during the last few years; those being, Mrs. Chas Tindall, Mrs. Arthur Wilde, and Mrs. Lloyd Boham of near Carbon, Iowa; also a son, Samuel T. Carr of Sugargrove, Pennsylvania; besides 24 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews and a host of friends.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Z. M. Bressler at 2 o’clock Thursday, January 26, 1940 in the Methodist Church at Carbon, Music was conducted by Warren Routh, Clark Mack, Kenneth Routh, and Don Routh, with Mrs. Don Routh accompanies. Pall bearers were Frankie Carr, Vaugh Tindall, Earl Johnson, Harry Wild, Clifford Tindall, and Ivan Reese. Interment was made in the Quincy Cemetery.
Adams County Free Press, Thursday, January 27, 1940, page 6


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