Altho not entirely unexpected it was with extreme sorrow that the people of this community received the sad news on Friday Morning, May 14, that Mrs. Glenn Sabin, surrounded by loving husband and relatives, had quietly breathed her last after a lingering illness of some time from that dread disease, tuberculosis.
Gertrude Olive Sabin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Coates, was born in Coupeville, July 30, 1893. She grew to womanhood's estate here. Here she attended the public schools and in 1912 graduated from the High school with honors. "Gertie," as she was familiarly known by her friends and acquaintances, was of an unusually sweet disposition and possessed a smiling, sunny way which made her a friend wherever known and her sudden taken away has left a vacancy in the hearts of hundreds who will not soon forget her and her geniel manners. On Christmas Day, 1912, Gertrude was married to Rowland Glenn Sabin, her fellow school-mate and co-worker for years in the school room and their short married life has been one of unalloyed happiness. The young husband and bereaved parents and brothers have the heartfelt sympathy of an entire community.
Her young spirit winged its early flight to heaven when the morning stars were singing together in glorious unison. She never murmured nor complained but calmly waited for the new breath of life. Tho she perished like a flower from the arms of a devoted husband and loving parents, yet it is but a passing cloud of grief over the present, for we know there is a voice from the tomb, sweeter than the song of the living, that softens away into meditation the remembrance of the dead, to which we turn even from the charms of life.
The funeral services were held at the Congregational church Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. C. E. Newberry of Kirkland officiating.
----Island County Times, May 21, 1915
Rowland Glenn Sabin
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