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Edith Dallas Sawyer Miller
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Birth: May 24, 1914
Norfolk
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
Death: Nov. 3, 1945
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA

Edith Dallas Sawyer was the third child born to Ella Stanley Scarborough and Alex Hamilton Sawyer. She was born and raised in Norfolk, but had a restless spirit. A clue to her personality is revealed when a friend writes, "Like you, I am longing to roam" - an entry in Edith's diary, circa 1930. Shortly afterwards, Edith, traveled West to California with her mother Ella, sisters Rosemary and Katherine, her uncle Raymond and 60 year-old grandmother Rosa Kate. The trip took about 13 days and Edith kept a journal of the days events and the tourist camps they stayed at.

Edith met Theo Routon after arriving in San Diego and they were married June 22, 1931. Their first child, a daughter, is still living. Their second child, Thomas Bullard Routon was born on July 12, 1935 and died July 24, 2008. Theo and Edith parted ways some time after the birth of Tommy.

An interesting story about Edith came from her sister, Marjorie. She described how Edith was thrown from an amusement park ride (perhaps a roller coaster) and suffered a blow to the head. It didn't appear that the injury was serious, as Edith wasn't knocked unconscious, but she suffered headaches from that day forward. Marjorie would always say that Edith was more concerned about the immodesty of her skirt blowing up in the air - than the danger of the fall itself.

Edith married Orville M. Miller and had a daughter by him, also still living. Edith's next child was a boy, but Edith would not live to enjoy her son. She had developed a brain tumor which Marjorie always blamed on that amusement park mishap. When Edith died, the baby boy was given up for adoption. Marjorie searched for her nephew all her life, but she never found him.

Your family loves and misses you Edith - gone too soon, but always in our hearts.
 
 
Burial:
Greenwood Memorial Park
San Diego
San Diego County
California, USA
 
Created by: Cheryl Bredell
Record added: Nov 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80878071
Edith Dallas <i>Sawyer</i> Miller
Added by: Cheryl Bredell
 
Edith Dallas <i>Sawyer</i> Miller
Added by: Cheryl Bredell
 
Edith Dallas <i>Sawyer</i> Miller
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