|Birth: ||Jul. 1, 1851|
|Death: ||May 19, 1899|
The Citizen, Cairo, IL, Thursday, May 18, 1899
Mr. J. L. Sarber is very low, and his friends fear there is little hope of his recovery.
The Citizen, Cairo, IL, Thursday May 25, 1899
DEATH OF J. L. SARBER
Superintendent of Singer Factory Passed Away After Three Months Illness
Joseph L. Sarber, whose serious illness we mentioned in our issue last week, passed away shortly after noon last Friday. His rapid dissolution was a surprise and a shock to a great many who did not
realize his end was so near for he always appeared to be a strong, healthy man and his habits were known to be good. Mr. Sarber was afflicted with degeneration of the spine and brain which ________(here the microfilm is scratched for about three lines and is unreadable) he spent several months at a sanitarium at South Bend, Ind, but all efforts to prolong his life passed (?) unavailing.
Mr. Sarber was born in Warsaw, Ind., July 1, 1851, making his age 47 years, 10 months and 19 days at his death. He came to Cairo in April, 1882, from South Bend, Ind., where he had been working for the Singer company. He entered the employ of the same company here and within three years was made superintendent of the company's plant here, which position he held until his death. In fact, he served the Singer company for over thirty years and was faithful and untiring in the discharge of his duty.
Mr. Sarber had been a member of the Knights of Pythias for thirty years. He was the first chancellor commander of Ascaion lodge No. 51.
He also was a member of the Home Forum. He never connected himself with any church, but was a member of the congregation of Calvary Baptist Church, and a regular contributor to its support. He was also a member of the building committee of that church.
Mr. Sarber left a widow, who was Miss Mary F. Travis, of LaPorte, Ind., and three children, two girls and one boy, the eldest in her teens. He left life insurance to the extent of $7,000 to provide for their support.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, conducted by Rev. George P. Hoster, pastor of the church, and attended by the Knights of Pythias in a body. The remains were taken to Beech Grove Cemetery for interment.
NOTE: September 10, 2013 headstone was located at Cairo City Cemetery.
William Sarber (1825 - 1873)
Mary Francis Travis Sarber (Gholson) (1864 - 1907)
Mary Travis Sarber Ball (1885 - 1973)*
John William Sarber (1888 - 1950)*
Amos Garvin Sarber (1849 - 1912)*
Joseph Lane Sarber (1851 - 1899)
Eva C Sarber Pickard (1856 - 1939)*
Carrie Mable Sarber Crakes (1864 - 1943)*
Cairo City Cemetery
Created by: Jude
Record added: Feb 22, 2011
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