March 5, 1925
OBITUARY ~ SARAH REBECCA (STEWART) HARSHAW
Sarah Rebecca Stewart was born near Wheeling, West Virginia, Feb. 14, 1838; passed away at the home of her son. J. A. Harshaw, at Thayer, Iowa, Feb. 27, 1925, aged 87 years and 13 days. On Oct. 27, 1857, she was married to H. C Harshaw, and this union continued unbroken for 51 years until the death of Mr. Harshaw in 1909. To this union 8 children were born, 5 of whom are still living. These are John A. Harshaw, Thayer, Iowa; Wm. Harshaw, and Robert S. Harshaw of Creston, Iowa; Fred M. Harshaw Cathay, N. Dakota; Mrs. H. G. Brown Clearfield, Iowa. There are 22 grand- children and 13 great grandchildren.
They came to Ringgold county 1875. She united with the U. P. Church in early life, and was always a faithful member thereof, being at the time of her death a charter member of the Clearfield United Presbyterian Church.
She has been in poor health for a number of years, but always patient. On Jan. 7 she was stricken with a paralytic stroke from which she gradually grew weaker until the end.
Funeral services were held Sabbath afternoon at 2 o'clock at the U.P. Church, conducted by the pastor, S. Boyd Johnson. Interment in Clearfield Cemetery.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, December of 2011
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