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Sara Octa Goodwill Patrick
Birth: Jul. 8, 1835
Wyoming County
New York, USA
Death: Jun. 9, 1908
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA

Obituary in Omaha World-Herald, June 10, 1908


Pioneer Omaha Woman Had Lived in This City Since 1858

The funeral of Mrs. Sarah O. Patrick, who died Tuesday, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday, from her late residence, 5011 North Twenty-third Street.
Mrs. Patrick was the eldest daughter of Taylor G. and Lucy Goodwill, and descended from colonial and revolutionary stock. She was born in Attica, N.Y., in 1835, and was married in 1853 to Edwin Patrick of the same city. In 1854 Mr. Goodwill came west and located in Omaha, where he became prominent, being a member of the first territorial council, first treasurer of Douglas County and member of the first city council. His wife and children came the next spring. In the spring of 1856, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick followed them, as pioneers, to this new territory, first building a home in Omaha, but soon removing to the site of her late home, where Mr. Patrick engaged in farming until his death in 1882, and where she resided almost continuously for nearly fifty years, experiencing all the hardship incidental to the early settlement of a new county. This locality was formerly the camping ground of the friendly Indians, against the intrusion of whom it was necessary at times to barricade the doors of her habitation. Mrs. Patrick witnessed the transformation of her home from an uncultivated state to a residence locality, now a part of Omaha, built up closely with beautiful homes.
She was a woman of truly Christian character, at all times courteous and dignified, noted for her generous hospitality, and a mother devoted to those of her household, especially to the intellectual and moral education of the younger generation.
She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Herman Glass of Rochester, N.Y., and her two sons, Mr. F. G. Patrick of Reno, Nev., and E. L. Patrick of Laramie county, Wyoming, and a daughter, Mrs. F. G. Lowe of this city. 
Family links: 
  Taylor Goodwill (1808 - 1857)
  Lucy A Backus Goodwill (1811 - 1875)
  Edwin Patrick (1825 - 1882)*
  Edwin L Patrick (1857 - 1916)*
  Carrie Octa Patrick Smith (1858 - 1886)*
  Jennie May Patrick Lowe (1868 - 1950)*
  Sara Octa Goodwill Patrick (1835 - 1908)
  Adelaide Julia Goodwill Root (1837 - 1899)*
  Thomas Legrand Goodwill (1842 - 1856)*
  Caroline E Goodwill Hawver (1845 - 1878)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Section 10, Lot 22
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