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Sidney Sophea Cather Gore
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Birth: Mar. 6, 1828
Frederick County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 28, 1906
Frederick County
Virginia, USA

She was known to all who knew her as "the angel of mercy" because of all those she helped. During the Civil War she housed and nursed as many as thirty soldiers in her home, both Union and Confederate. After the war she opened her home, called Valley Home, as an inn, old-folks home, hospital, orphanage, and a boarding house for young men studying for the ministry. If travelers couldn't pay for their stay she allowed them to work for their keep.

She was a founder of the Hebron Baptist Church and postmaster at Back Creek, VA for twenty seven years. In 1890 the town was named Gore in her honor. Her grand neice, author Willa Cather, used her as the model for Mrs. Baywater in the novel Sapphira And The Slave Girl. 
Family links: 
  James Cather (1795 - 1875)
  Nancy Ann Lupton Cather (1798 - 1878)
  Mahlon Gore (1820 - 1860)
  Joshua Walker Gore (1852 - 1908)*
  James Howard Gore (1856 - 1939)*
  Perry Cather (1819 - 1842)*
  John Cather (1821 - 1875)*
  William A Cather (1823 - 1887)*
  Clark S Cather (1825 - 1867)*
  Sidney Sophea Cather Gore (1828 - 1906)
*Calculated relationship
She lived in a house
by the side of the road
where throngs of men passed by
she lessened each care
she lightened each load
and heard want's pitiful cry.
Mount Hebron Cemetery
Winchester City
Virginia, USA
Plot: 150, Sec. B, #7
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John McGlothlin
Record added: Oct 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98932312
Sidney Sophea <i>Cather</i> Gore
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