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 Sarah <I>Postlethwaite</I> Telford

Sarah Postlethwaite Telford

Keswick, Allerdale Borough, Cumbria, England
Death 20 Dec 1899 (aged 67)
Palo Alto County, Iowa, USA
Burial Livermore, Humboldt County, Iowa, USA
Plot 01-44
Memorial ID 111817743 · View Source
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She was the daughter of Joseph Postlethwaite and Sarah Bromley. She married John Telford in 1857 in Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of Sarah Ann, James Madison, Emma Jane, Joseph, Henry, Albert, Alfred, Anna, Christine, and Ephraim Wesley.

Dec 22, 1899 - Palo Alto Reporter - Mrs. Telford died at the home of her sons a few miles northeast of Emmetsburg Monday morning at ten o'clock. Mrs. Telford was a sufferer the greater share of the fall and winter and at times her pain was intense. Death certainly was a relief from the bodily suffering.

The family came from Humboldt and the remains were taken there for interment on Wednesday. The deceased was born in Keswick, Cumberland county, England, October 11, 1832, consequently she had passed her sixty seventh birthday. In the year 1853 she emigrated from England and settled in Ontario, Canada, and in 1857, she was united in marriage to John Telford.

The family came to Iowa in 1871, and settled at Livermore, but a little later on they removed to a farm near Bode, Iowa. Mrs Telford was the mother of seven boys and four daughters, all of whom grew to manhood and womanhood.

About two years ago, two of the daughters died within a short time of each other. The other nine children survive her. The deceased was a member of the church of England, and was a devoted Christian woman, abounding in the works of grace. The funeral took place from the house on Wednesday at 10:30 o'clock, being conducted by Rev. O.C. Maynard, of the M.E. church.

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  • Created by: Geo Clinton
  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111817743
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Postlethwaite Telford (11 Oct 1832–20 Dec 1899), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111817743, citing Union Cemetery, Livermore, Humboldt County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Geo Clinton (contributor 46936067) .