|Birth: ||May 6, 1829|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 17, 1915|
The Rushville Times, April 22, 1915
Mrs. Sarah Allphin, whose maiden name was Harrington, was born near Charleston, West Virginia, May 6, 1829, and died at her home in Camden, April 17, 1915, aged 85 years, eleven months and eleven days.
When she was seven years of age she came from West Virginia to Illinois with her parents who settled near Rushville. She was united in marriage with Luke P. Allphin, Dec. 8, 1853. More than fifty years these two walked life's pathway together. The heavenly Father blessed this home with three daughters: Mary Elizabeth Young, who has resided with her mother and most faithfully cared for her in her recent illness; Margaret Melissia Austin, of Berkeley, Calif.; and Frances Columbia Binkley, of Golden, Colorado.
Grandma Allphin was blessed with a long life, much of which was spent in blessing the residents of Camden who have been associated with her. Only three of the people who were residents of Camden when she came now remain. Fifty infants were dressed by her and more than that many dead have been lain out by her own hands. Her greatest joy was the result of her service to others and when she found herself too weak to do this service she was anxious to pass to the new life.
Those who will miss her are three children, two step-children, seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and host of friends.
Grandma Allphin united with the M. E. church in Camden soon after her marriage. She was a faithful member of the same until the time of her death.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Methodist Episcopal church in Camden, conducted by Rev. Dennis U. Park; interment was in the Camden (west) cemetery.
Luke P Allphin (1825 - 1908)
West Camden Cemetery
Created by: C.J.A.
Record added: Dec 07, 2007
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