Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday's Obituary - Sarah Beebe & Son Arthur



Sarah Beebe, my 2nd great grandmother was born in Cuba, New York on Beebe Hill on July 4, 1845.  She was the daughter of Royal Beebe and Mary Ann Woodward.

She married Lewis Sterling on the 4th of July 1865 at Clarksville, New York.  Apparently it was a tradition for she was not the first Beebe to marry on this date. Other family celebrations occurred on this date as well.

You might like to read:  Wordless Wednesday - 4th of July Special for Cora Beebe

Her husband Lewis was a Sargent in the Civil War.  He served from 1861 to 1863, a period of two years.

Sarah died  on February 22 1917 at her daughter's, Ermina, home.  She was buried in Union Settlement Cemetery, Oswego County New York. 

It was in her obituary that I made the discovery of a son, Arthur Loomis Sterling, that our family was unaware of.  His brother Emond, my great grandfather never mentioned he had a brother.  After careful research and help from a Good Samaritan, this is what I found.

Taken from the Olean Times-Herald
March 25, 1933
For Accident Victim Held At Portville

March 25 —Funeral services for Arthur Sterling. Buffalo, who died Sunday in the Buffalo City Hospital from injuries received in an auto accident, were held this afternoon at two o'clock from the home of his sister, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Eldridge, Brooklyn Street. The Rev. George F. Loehr. pastor of the Presbyterian Church, officiated. Burial was in Main Settlement Cemetery.

Mrs. Sterling was also injured  in the accident which happened Thursday in Buffalo. She is a patient in the City Hospital. Surviving, besides his wife, are a daughter, Mildred Austin, of Eldred, Pa, sister, Mrs. Ermina Eldridge of Portville, NY, a brother, Emond Sterling, of Eau Gallie, Fla.

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