Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday: "There is Rest for the Weary"

According to the book THE HOLCOMBES: NATION BUILDERS, Sarah Ann Holcombe was the daughter of Daniel Bates Holcombe and Sara (Case) Holcombe (sometimes spelled Holcomb.) In the 1900 U.S. Census, Sarah A. Holcombe was age 90, and she lived with the family of her sister and brother-in-law, Watson and Georgianna Hubbard. On May 5, 1901, Miss Sarah A. Holcombe passed away at the Hubbard residence. Below is a transcription of an obituary for Miss Holcombe which appeared in the May 6, 1901 issue of the Sandusky Daily Star:

Miss Sarah A. Holcombe died Sunday 
evening at 11:30 o'clock at the home of
Mr. Watson Hubbard, No. 429 Wayne
Sreet. The deceased had been a long
suffemr and her death was not entirely
unexpected. She was a sister of Mrs.
Watson Hubbard and had made her
home in Sandusky for twenty years.

The inscription on the tombstone of Sarah A. Holcombe reads:


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