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Sarah Ann Armbright 1851-1920


Posted By: Sharon Elijah (email)
Date: 3/4/2017 at 11:05:15

25 March 1920 - The West Branch Times

Mrs. Sarah Ann Armbright, wife of the late Charles A. Armbright, was born in Stowe, Lamoile county, Vermont, March 19, 1851. At the time of her death she was sixty-nine years and five days of age. She was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of Columbus Junction, Iowa, and in the fellowship of the church she was happy. She was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Russell. October 25, 1867, at the age of sixteen years, she was married to Charles Agustus Armbright, who was a close soldier friend of her only brother, Henry H. Russell. Seven children were born to this union, six of whom survive their mother. They are, Mrs. Elizabeth Mattert of Sibley, Iowa; Henry H. Armbright of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Mrs. Bertha Davis of West Branch, Iowa; Paul L. Armbright of Peoria, Ill.; Mrs. Orleana Hafner of Letts, Iowa; and Mrs. Marie L. Nash of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. One son, Charles C. Armbright, passed away in April sixteen years ago.

In 1874 Mr. and Mrs. Armbright moved to Sibley, Iowa, where he engaged in the barber business. The home was in this place for twelve years and in 1886 they moved to Columbus Junction, Iowa, where the home has been for thirty-four years. After a lingering illness, Mr. Armbright passed away one year and eight months ago. Mrs. Armbright came last fall to spend the winter with her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Davis. Although there were evidences of declining health ever since the death of her husband, Mrs. Armbright was able to be about until the first of January, when she was taken ill with diabetis, from which she has been a constant but patient sufferer. Her trust has been in her Christ and her prayers were that she might recover and stay a little longer with her loved ones. She was a kind and loving mother and numbers many among her friends and acquaintances. The morning of March 24, 1920, she fell quietly asleep and passed into her eternal rest. She will always be remembered as one of those who passed through great tribulations and had the victory of faith.

Besides her children, she leaves eleven grandchildren and a host of people who have known her as a neighbor and a friend. She was a member of the W. R. C. of Columbus Junction, Iowa.

A short service was held at the Davis home Wednesday afternoon, March 24, at five o'clock. Rev. W. G. Rowley of the Methodist church read the seventy-first Psalm to comfort those who mourned because it had often comforted this one who had lived. The remains were taken to Sibley, Oseola county, Iowa, for burial.


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