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Sadie Cunningham Waddell
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Birth: Jan. 25, 1858
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 11, 1913
Sonoma County
California, USA

Mother Called To Rest
In her fifty-fifth year, and holding steadfastly to belief in the immortality of the soul, the fingers of suffering slipped their grasp upon the frail form of Mrs. Sadie Waddell Saturday morning, letting her go peacefully and hopefully into the great beyond.
Mrs. Waddell had been ailing since last February, and went to Los Angeles in the hope that a change would benefit her, but she did not improve and returned to Petaluma. For the last five months she had been confined to her bed suffering from Bright's disease which brought on other complications, and she failed daily until death came.
After a long and useful life she died as she lived honored, trusted, loved. A woman of the highest Christian type she had long filled a useful place in the community where she resided and her kindly character endeared her to many friends, and her death will carry with it sorrow to many homes in this city where she was so well known.
Sadie C. Waddell was born in Philadelphia on January 25, 1858, and came to California forty years ago. When sixteen years of age she was married in San Francisco to her late husband, John Hope Waddell, who passed to rest twenty years ago. One son, Charles Waddell, who is employed at the local postoffice, and a grandson, Edwin Hope Waddell, survive the mother, also a brother, Samuel Cunningham of Santa Rosa, and a sister who also resides in California.
The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church and of Petaluma Rebekah lodge, No. 226, and Anona Council, Degree of Pocahontas. She was well liked by the members of the orders with which she was affiliated.
The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence of her son, Charles Waddell, 314 Bassett street, and the burial will be in the family plot in Cypress Hill cemetery.

Published in Petaluma Daily Courier
Petaluma, California
January, 1913, page 8

Funeral of Mrs. Sadie Waddell
The funeral of the late Mrs. Sadie Waddell took place on Monday from the home of her son Charles Waddell on Bassett street, and was largely attended by relatives and friends of the beloved woman.
Rev. McCullough, of the Presbyterian church read the funeral ritual at the home, and the choir of the Presbyterian church rendered several hymns.
At the conclusion of the service the funeral formed and the sad [j]ourney to Cypress Hill cemetery was begun.
The members of the Petaluma Rebekahs, of which the deceased was a member, and the members of Anona Council, of which she was a charter member, attended the services in a body.
The Anona Council, degree of Pocohontas, conducted the funeral ritual at the grave, which marked the first service held since the organization of the council was in this city.
The ritual is beautiful. The officers gather in a circle around the grave and during the service drop white flowers on the casket and the conclusion of the ceremony a white dove is liberated.
The floral tributes which covered the grave were tendered tokens of love sent by those who knew and loved the departed.
The pallbearers who officiated at the funeral were Henry Nanert, M. D. Hopkins, Viggo Nissen. Representing the Petaluma Rebekahs, E. Shaver and A. W. Agnew, the Anona Council and Ernest Wilder, the Petaluma Postoffice.

Published in Petaluma Daily Courier
Petaluma, California
January, 1913, page 8

Cypress Hill Memorial Park
Sonoma County
California, USA
Created by: Pamela Stutrud Groth
Record added: Nov 02, 2013
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