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 Sarah <I>Vroom</I> Sell

Sarah Vroom Sell

Birth
Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
Death 22 Mar 1918 (aged 90)
Burial Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 169101631 · View Source
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The Cambridge City (IN) Tribune, Thursday, March 28, 1918
"Death removed from earth Friday night Mrs. Sarah Sells[sic], whose life began July 18, 1927, in Newark, New Jersey. With her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. John Vroom, natives of Holland, she came west at the age of 5 years and settled at Bullington, a little village existing just north of Cincinnati. Here she married John Gonzales, and the result of this union was one son, Enoch Gonzales, who now lives at Hamilton, Ohio. Son after her husband's death she took service on a packet then plying on the Miami Canal, where she met Valentine Sell, whom she afterward married in this city in 1861. When Mr. Sell transferred his line of boats the the Whitewater canal she came with them and remained in his service until the canal was abandoned. Mr. Sell died in1902 and left her a competence to guard against the evil days that too often come in the sunset of life. She lived alone a long while, although she was urged to make her home with her son at Hamilton. But she liked Cambridge City, and its people and its churches, and the last few months when she became too feeble to care for herself, she went to live with Mr. and Mrs. DeVaughn, where she was cared for with all the kindness the family could bestow. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and liked its teachings. She lived here to long that she became a part of the town's history, since it covered almost 60 years. She had a great troop of friends, and they were always glad to see her. She had a kind heart and her charity was broad and sympathetic. Aside from her son she leaves two grandsons and one great-granddaughter, which so far as is known comprise her living relatives.

Services were held Tuesday afternoon at the family home by Rev. Jones, which was attended by many neighbors and friends who felt that an esteemed citizen who had done so many good things had gone untimely although in the fullness of years.

Burial followed in Riverside."


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  • Created by: Mary Louise Reynolds
  • Added: 30 Aug 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 169101631
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Vroom Sell (18 Jul 1827–22 Mar 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 169101631, citing Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City, Wayne County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Mary Louise Reynolds (contributor 47664956) .