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 Sarah Ann <I>Martin</I> Greer

Sarah Ann Martin Greer

Birth
Bedford County, Tennessee, USA
Death 16 Aug 1927 (aged 83)
Bryan, Brazos County, Texas, USA
Burial College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 111819454 · View Source
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FIGHTING FIRE IS FATAL FOR AGED WOMAN

MRS. SARAH GREER, 85, LOSES HER LIFE WHEN FLAMES THREATEN HOME

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BODY IS SEVERELY BURNED AND CHARRED BEFORE HELP IS GIVEN

News of the tragic death of Mrs. Sarah Greer, aged 85 years who was burned to
death late Tuesday afternoon at the home of her son, Avery Greer in the Peach
Creek community, reached Bryan this morning. Reports of the sad accident are to
the effect that Mrs. Greer, and the other members of the family, who were at
home at the time, saw the high, dry grass in the pasture near the house burning,
and as the fire increased and was fast getting nearer the house, went out to
fight against it. While trying to put out the grass fire, Mrs. Greer's clothing
caught fire, and were burned off her, her body also becoming deeply burned and
charred. So seriously was the aged woman injured, that she died before a doctor
could reach the home.

Deceased has been a resident of Brazos county for more than sixty years, having
lived in Bryan with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin, before the days of the
Civil WAr. Only two sisters and one brother of the once large family survive:
Mrs. Tom Caywood, and Mrs. Jane Collard of Bryan and Monroe Martin of
Batesville, Texas. Three sons also survive the aged mother: Avery Greer, with
whom she made her home, George Greer, and Bud Greer, all of Brazos county.

The body was prepared for burial, and the funeral conducted under the direction
of McCulloch-Dansby, funeral directors of Bryan, with interment made at the old
Sims cemetery near Millican in the southern part of Brazos county. The hour of
the funeral was ten o'clock Wednesday, August 16, and many old time friends and
neighbors, who knew and loved the deceased were present to pay the last sad
tribute of respect to her memory.

To the bereaved family, and other relatives, sincere and heartfelt sympathy is
extended in this sad hour of sorrow, because of the tragic death of mother, and
grandmother, whose long life has been such a benediction to them, and whose
sudden death brings them such untold grief.

(Published in The Eagle on August 17, 1927)


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  • Maintained by: Cody LeBlanc (codebreaker93)
  • Originally Created by: Robert Hunt
  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111819454
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Ann Martin Greer (18 Dec 1843–16 Aug 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111819454, citing Peach Creek Cemetery, College Station, Brazos County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Cody LeBlanc (codebreaker93) (contributor 48007693) .