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Sara Alfrieda "Auntie Sara" Miller Auld
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Birth: May 12, 1903
Loami
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 22, 1987
Spokane
Spokane County
Washington, USA

On March 17, 1909, when she was six years old, her parents moved from Loami, Illinois to Cheadle, Alberta, Canada with her younger sister and brother, Marthalena and Bill and a family friend, John Robertson, who the children liked to call "John Robinson". Mr. Robertson would later follow the family to Spokane.

Her family farmed in Cheadle for several years, also raising sheep, hogs and goats.

On October 1, 1921, they moved from Cheadle back to the states to northern Spokane, first living in a house that stood where the western edge of Whitworth's sports field is now. Her father worked for Waikiki Dairy Farms, which was managed by the Auld and later managed by the Poston's.

From that house, they moved a short distance to what later became known as the "Big House" across from Whitworth College on Hawthorne. Her parents bought the house and the farmland surrounding it during the depression, when the college was struggling and had decided to sell some of what they'd aquired in previous years.

By this time, they were raising five children, all of whom they wanted to send off to college and they made a deal with the college to return it once the last child had left the house in exchange for college tuition for their children.

During Sara's college years, she was very active. She was a part of the tennis team, involved in drama and sang in the choir.

On July 29, 1927, she married John Benjamin Auld, whom she's met as a child in Strathmore (near Cheadle).

They had two children in Spokane, then moved to Tekoa, Washington. After the death of her husband in 1946, she moved back to the "Big House" across from the college and lived there until her death.

She was a mother, teacher, dressmaker and "Auntie Sara" to all who knew and loved her. She was the last remaining matriarch of the family and the one who pulled us all together at least once a year on Christmas Eve.

True to her parent's word, Sara left the house to the college upon her death. It's now called the Sara Auld House.

written by Pauline

*managed by a descendant of Oscar and Olive (Campbell) Miller.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Oscar Edgar Miller (1873 - 1945)
  Olive Campbell Miller (1874 - 1952)
 
 Spouse:
  John Benjamin Auld (1902 - 1946)
 
 Siblings:
  Sara Alfrieda Miller Auld (1903 - 1987)
  Mary Marthalena Miller Rupp (1905 - 1963)*
  William Campbell Miller (1907 - 1975)*
  Harold Oscar Miller (1912 - 1913)*
  Helen Hall Miller Thornburg (1916 - 1967)*
  Pauline Ednabeth Miller Turner (1918 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside Memorial Park
Spokane
Spokane County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: Pauline
Record added: Aug 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95959150
Sara Alfrieda Auntie Sara <i>Miller</i> Auld
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Sara Alfrieda Auntie Sara <i>Miller</i> Auld
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Sara Alfrieda Auntie Sara <i>Miller</i> Auld
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