Friday, July 13, 2012

Death Comes to Sarah L. Stewart

Death Comes to Sarah L. Stewart1

North Stonington, April 10 [April 10, 1918] - Sarah Louise Stewart, daughter of the late George W. Stewart and Phebe E. (Palmer) Stewart, and widow of Nathan S. Edgecomb, died at her home in this village early this morning.

She had been feeble health a long time. Five days ago she became much worse and declined rapidly until the end.

Mrs. Edgecomb was born in this town in May, 1844. [29 May 1844]  Thirty-five years ago [1883] she became the second wife of Mr. Edgecomb, who has been dead for several years. [26 Apr 1900]

She was kind-hearted and generous, a good neighbor and much loved by all the children who lived near her.

She had been a member of the Third Baptist Church for 50 years.

Mrs. Edgecomb is survived by two brothers, all now remaining of a family of eight children, Cyrus H. Stewart of Stonington and 2William E. Stewart, who lived with her. She also leaves four nephews, a niece and two step-daughters3.

1 Newspaper not identified

2 Year: 1910; Census Place: North StoningtonNew LondonConnecticut; Roll: T624_142; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0525; Image: 165; FHL microfilm: 1374155.

3 Year: 1870; Census Place: North Stonington, New London, Connecticut; Roll: M593_113; Page: 432B; Image: 864; Family History Library Film: 545612.

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