Sunday, March 18, 2012

Miss Sarah E. McEwen, Librarian

Sarah Elizabeth McEwen served Sandusky as a librarian for almost fifty years.

She was born in Peru, Ohio to Thomas C. and Hulda McEwen. Sarah's grandfather, Jared Ward, was one of the first settlers of the Firelands. Sarah moved with her family to Sandusky in 1849, and she survived the cholera epidemic which took many lives in Sandusky at that time.

An obituary for Miss Sarah McEwen is found in the 1933 OBITUARY NOTEBOOK, housed in the genealogy section of the Sandusky Library. The obituary stated that library patrons would remember Miss McEwen "as a gentle, precise woman with white hair, a lady of the old school distinguished by her velvet neck band and amethyst beads and tiny earrings." Miss Sarah E. McEwen was a lifelong member of Grace Episcopal Church. She passed away on March 18, 1933, at the age of 91. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery.

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