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Sarah Elizabeth Dawes Humphreys
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Birth: May 17, 1837
Washington County
Maine, USA
Death: Dec. 9, 1899
Pleasant Plain
Jefferson County
Iowa, USA

Daughter of Robert Dawes and Lovinia Pomroy Dawes.

Fairfield Ledger
Fairfield, Jefferson county, Iowa
December 13, 1899


Editors Ledger: - Sarah Elizabeth DAWES died in Pleasant Plain at the home of her sister, Mrs. T. S. FULLER, at 10:30 p.m. December 9th. She ws born May 17th, 1837, at Marion, Washington county, Maine. She moved with her parents to Wisconsis in 1849, grew to womanhood there, and was married to M. V. GLEASON (sic. full name Martin Van Buren GLEASON) June 23d, 1855. Four children blessed this union - Mrs. Ella J. BALL, Mrs. Alice B. RICKEY, Lucerene B. GLEASON and Mrs. Marvin B HUMPHREYS, all of show survive her. She was married to F. T. HUMPHREYS (sic. Fielding Thomas HUMPHREYS, a widower) April 8th, 1877, and one child was born to them, Fielding Dawes of Hooper, Neb. Mrs. H. was converted and united with the church in early womanhood and lived a true christian life. She lived her life of faith by doing the will of her master. She was a faithful wife and mother, tenderly devoted to her family. She had been a sufferer from paralysis for four years. Her last intelligible words were, "I have seen my Lord and will soon be released." All that kind hearts and loving hands could do was done for her. The family wishes to thank the friends who were so kind in the hour of affliction.

Note: The Jefferson County Republican issue of December 15, 1899 reprinted essentially the same obituary, with certain text paraphrased. The microfilm image for a good portion of the text is obscured by microfilm smudging. The following sentence appeared at the end of the otherwise mostly same text:

"....hour of affliction. The funeral services were held in the M.E. church at 11 a.m. Dec. 11, 1899, after which the remains were interred in the Friends cemetery at Pleasant Plain."

Note: Martin Van Buren Gleason was born and raised in New York. He was a harness-maker and reportedly died in Washington state on December 25, 1906. His burial whereabouts has not been determined by this contributor at this time. Any additional information would be appreciated.

Family links: 
  Robert Dawes (1804 - 1884)
  Lovinia Pomroy Dawes (1805 - 1882)
  Fielding Thomas Humphreys (1818 - 1889)
  Lucerne B Gleason (1860 - 1904)*
  Minnie Myrtle Gleason Humphreys (1865 - 1947)*
  Fielding Dawes Humphreys (1878 - 1949)*
*Calculated relationship
Friends Cemetery
Pleasant Plain
Jefferson County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Richard K Thompson
Record added: Apr 16, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68464029
Sarah Elizabeth <i>Dawes</i> Humphreys
Added by: Jeffrey Ingwersen
Sarah Elizabeth <i>Dawes</i> Humphreys
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