|Birth: ||Feb. 13, 1839|
New Jersey, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 10, 1918|
New York, USA
Sarah J. Luce was born in Warren County, New Jersey, February 13, 1839.
July 3, 1862, she was married to Marvin Ely, who, shortly after, enlisted to fight in the Civil War, and fell at the battle of Chancellorsville.
September 6th, 1865, she was united in marriage to the Rev. Samuel Franklin Brown. With loving fortitude and christian zeal she became a true mother to his six little ones. Nine more came to bless their union, and later she cared for three grandchildren. Of the eighteen that she gave a mother's care eleven remain to mourn her loss. Four of them are in this State: Mrs. F. N. Gibbs, Broad Street, Mrs. W. H. Burns, Pine Street, Hamilton, Chas. Brown, Waverly, and Mrs. Isaac Smith, Randallsville. Besides these are a sister, Miss Emma Luce of this village and a half brother, Abner Luce, Sandiago, Cal., and many other relatives and friends.
In the spring of 1884 she went with her husband to Dakota, then a territory, where he was sent as a home missionary. Hand in hand they worked together to establish Methodism on the frontier.
In May, 1911 three years after her husband's death, she came to New York State and settled in Hamilton, which is not far from her husband's old pastorate as he was a member of the Wyoming conference, preaching in Oxford and Norwich, and at one time presiding-elder of the Owego district.
After a long and tedious illness, she passed away November 10th. The funeral was held at her home on Pine Street, Rev. F. E. Arthur, pastor of the Methodist Church, officiating, and interment was made in the Woodlawn cemetery.
Her life was a life of service. Truly it could be said of her: "She hath done what she could."
Samuel Franklin Brown (1825 - 1904)
Mary Alice Brown Burns (1866 - 1938)*
Fred E. Brown (1876 - 1904)*
New York, USA
Created by: MEG
Record added: Aug 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20823887
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