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 Sarah Jane <I>Bailey</I> Geselman

Sarah Jane Bailey Geselman

Birth
Ferris Township, Montcalm County, Michigan, USA
Death 13 Apr 1939 (aged 72)
Carson City, Montcalm County, Michigan, USA
Burial Carson City, Montcalm County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 20377386 · View Source
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Sarah Jane Bailey was born Sept. 14, 1866 in Ferris township, Montcalm County, Michigan, and was a daughter of Perry T. and Sarah Bailey. In 1883 she was united in marriage to Abraham Lederick and to them was born one daughter, Sarah Susan. Abraham died in 1885.

She was married to Frederick Harry Brail in April 1888 and to them were born three sons, Max, Mark, and John. The two younger sons died in 1904. Mr. Brail passed away in 1910. She was united in marriage to Arthur R. Geselman.

Sarah was a resident of Carson City for over 30 years. She conducted a millinery establishment for many years and was active in both the Eastern Star and Rebekah lodges, having been an officer in both several years.

Of my many ancestors, my great great grandmother Sarah has become one of my greatest heroes. She was a sweet, kind and generous grandmother. She loved her grandchildren and allowed the her twin granddaughters to play dress-up with the hats in the millinery shop which she managed on her own with the help of her daughter Sarah.

She had a tough life. She lost her father, a brother, and her second husband to suicide. She also lost her two younger boys to diphtheria—nearly losing her eldest child Max and her own life as well. She not only carried on during the days, weeks, and months after losing her two sons, but another 35 years.


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  • Maintained by: Ginny Sayre
  • Originally Created by: CSawdy
  • Added: 9 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20377386
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Jane Bailey Geselman (14 Sep 1866–13 Apr 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20377386, citing Bloomer Cemetery, Carson City, Montcalm County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Ginny Sayre (contributor 46873645) .