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Guy Ellis Sabin
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Birth: Oct. 12, 1853
Death: Sep. 5, 1888

GUY ELLIS SABIN was born in Naperville, Illinois, the oldest child and only son of Albert S. Sabin and Sarah Ellis Sabin. He attended North Western College (now North Central) in Naperville, Illinois where he met his future wife, Nannie Leila Sevier. He remained in Illinois where he studied law in Chicago. They married in Jonesborough, Tennessee at the home of her father, Dr. William R. Sevier, on Sept. 13, 1876.

Guy and Nannie Sabin lived in Michigan, Minnesota and South Dakota. They returned to Jonesborough, Tennessee in 1887.


Acting as Chief of the Jonesboro Volunteer Fire Department, Guy Sabin was killed by falling from a roof while fighting a fire.

Obituary, Naperville Sun (Naperville IL):

Death of Guy Sabin

On last Thursday morning a message came to friends in this village of the death of Guy Sabin, a former resident of Naperville, but late of Jonesborough, Tennessee. But the fact was not fully realized until Saturday morning, when Mrs. N. C. Knickerbacker received a letter from Mrs. S. J. Rhea, who is at present in Jonesborough, visiting her mother.

The following extract confirming the sad death, may be of interest to his, and his wife's many friends in this village:

"Dear Cousin- You probably have heard by telegram of the death of Mr. Guy Sabin. I know your heart is here and you are mourning the sad intelligence. I wish you were here to help and comfort us; but there is nothing now to do. The noble, manly form lies in the parlor in a beautiful casket, natural as if asleep, friends and neighbors come and go, and look with sympathy of the beloved face, and every man, woman, and child as they go out must whisper in their hearts, 'He died for us.' In the other room is Nannie with the children, bathed in tears...

"Between two and three o'clock this Wednesday morning the courthouse bell rang and the sky was lurid with a great fire. In the spring Mr. Sabin had organized a Fire Company and bought an engine, and when the bell rang, he arose, and told his boys to lie still and be good boys, until Papa came back.

"As Mr. Sabin was always leader in every good effort to benefit his neighbors, he ascended the ridge of an adjoining house to protect it, and fell to the ground, breaking his neck and dying instantly, a painless and glorious release for him and an abundant entrance. But oh, for the wife and children, how hard! how terrible! Mr. Sabin was the very rarest and noblest specimen of Christian manhood in every respect, he leaves a fragrant memory, many friends, and no enemies."

Guy Sabin, having been born in this village, and living here from childhood to manhood, will be remembered by most of us. The teachers and former students of North-Western College will remember him as being one of their number for three years or over, and whosoever was fortunate enough to form his acquaintance will remember him as a young man of high, moral principles; having always a good word and pleasant greeting for every one. His Christian manhood, his love for the Master and His cause, his love for his fellow men, whether high or low, rich or poor, white or black, made him their firm friend.

He leaves a widow and five children. His wife was Miss Nannie Sevier of Jonesborough, Tenn. She was a niece of the late Rev. J. W. Cunningham, and a graduate of North-Western College. She was a worthy woman and has met with an overwhelming loss.

Guy Ellis Sabin
Family links: 
  Albert Sylvanus Sabin (1821 - 1903)
  Sara Cornelia Ellis Sabin (1832 - 1907)
  Nannie Leila Sevier Sabin (1856 - 1935)*
  Mabel Ellen Sabin (1883 - 1901)*
  Guy Earl Sabin (1886 - 1952)*
*Calculated relationship
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Jonesborough City Cemetery
Washington County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: Patricia Sabin
Record added: Dec 29, 2007
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Guy Ellis Sabin
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Loving husband who met the love of his life, Nannie Leila Sevier, in college in Naperville, Illinois. Devoted father of Albert Sevier Sabin, William Robertson Sabin, Mabel Ellen Sabin, Guy Earle Sabin, and Archie Duncan Sabin. Chief of the first volunteer...(Read more)
- Patricia Sabin
 Added: Dec. 21, 2012
Loving son, brother, husband and father
- Patricia Sabin
 Added: Dec. 29, 2007

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