24 oct 1912 -Sara Welker obit

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24 oct 1912 -Sara Welker obit - OBITUARY SARAH WELKER. ict' Oil Mrs. Sarah "...
OBITUARY SARAH WELKER. ict' Oil Mrs. Sarah " Welker, the suhi this sketch, was. born in Starke county county lu't'ha'Btatb' of Ohio,? on. the 13th day of February',' 1824,. pelh'i . "at the time of her death on the 17th day of October, 1912, eighty - eight years, eight months and four days old - Her maiden name was Sarah Sibert and t - he wag .married to .James Welker In Starke county, Ohio, on the 1st day of April, 1S43 - Early in life she took up its full and earnest duties in the hard pioneer life of Ohio, but she and her husband felt the longings of a still further venture into the west and in wagons came to Hunting - ten county in the year 1847. They settled settled In Jackson townships in this couaty, in the virgin forest and began life anew, hewing out for themselves a home. They were among the first tettlerg of what Is now the garden spot of .Huntington county. To their marriage were born eight children, four of whom reached manhood and womanhood and survive her. James Welker departed this life on the 3rd day of January 1879 - Mrs. Welker continued to live on the home farm for several years, but the duties of farm life and the care' of the farm became so burdensome that she 'sold the farm and came to this city and lived on South Briant street until her death. She Bpent the winter of last year with her daughter in South Whitley. Indiana, and had gone there for a visit of some duration when the summons came to her and - E - he departed departed for her" eternal home' ion one of the brightest fall days of the year, lt seemed most eminently fitting that this dear Mother in Israel should be called home in the. late evening of her useful life at the harvest gathering gathering time of the year. Por many years she wag a devoted christian,, and at the time of her death she was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church of the city of Huntington, Indiana. Indiana. - , . Four children, John Wesley Welker of Jackson township, Mary Melissa Marker of the city oi Huntington, Martha J. Zent, wife of Henry H. Zent, Esq., Roanoke, Indiana, and Olive Hower, widow of the late George Hower, of South Whitley, Indiana, survive to mourn her loss. , Also nine grand, 21 great grand and four great great grand children. With christian fidelity to her dutias In life aU of these dear children were so instructed In christian doctrine, that they have fulfilled every hope their dear mother could hare for them In living pure christian lives. They have been to her a benediction in her old age. , Sarah .Walker was a fTjJpftn ,ofi US; c'ommon character. She did .not have the advantage of early education, but she had the natural Intuitions of a strong pure mind and heart and was such a' woman who would stamp with her standard of right everyone with home she sustained intimate relations - A good, true, christian, woman ' has gone home. .. "J1

Clipped from The Huntington Herald24 Oct 1912, ThuPage 2

The Huntington Herald (Huntington, Indiana)24 Oct 1912, ThuPage 2
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