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 Sarah <I>Herring</I> Buffington

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Sarah Herring Buffington

  • Birth 16 Oct 1840 Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 26 Apr 1926 Brookville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Brookville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 35489662

There is some discrepancy concerning the birthplace of Sarah. Although her Obituary states she was born in Redbank Twp., Armstrong Co., PA., research by the present administrator of this entry has uncovered that she and her husband may both have been born in Dauphin County and moved to Armstrong County. Which location is correct is not presently known with certainty.

An original copy of her newspaper obituary was found with the belongings of Mildred Maude Michael, my grandmother, and was transcribed by me for USGENWEB. Proper manners and good genealogy require citing this webpage if one should copy the transcription for personal use. You also identify who did the transcription (me)as your source if you didn't do it yourself from the original, and you don't upload my work or that of the photograph contributor to any other site.
The transcription is as follows:

Obituary, Apr 1926, from probable, original clipping of an unidentified, probably Brookville area newspaper:

Mrs. Isaac Buffington

Mrs. Sarah (Herring) Buffington, wife of Isaac Buffington, an aged and highly-respected resident of Brookville, died at her home on Monday morning, April 26, 1926 at 4:15 o'clock, of the infirmities of old age, following a rapid decline during the past two months. She was aged 85 years, 6 months and 10 days.

Mrs. Buffington was born in Red Bank Township, Armstrong County on October 16, 1840, the daughter of George and Rebecca Harring. She was united in marriage to Isaac Buffington at Langville, Jefferson County on June 13, 1860, with the Rev. Runk officiating.

Of ten children born, the following survive: W. G. Buffington, former Register and Recorder and County Treasurer of Jefferson county, of Brookville; E. C. Buffington of Brookville; Dr. A. C. Buffington of Akron, Ohio; Rebecca, wife of William Witherow, of Brookville, Maude, wife of Amos Michael of Rose township; Miss Hattie at home. The husband, aged 86, survives, and also 35 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

The deceased was a member of the Evangelical Church for many years, most recently being a member of the Timblin Church. She was devout in her religious duties, and carried Christian principles into her everyday life.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, at 1:30 p.m. from the home of the deceased at Railroad Street, with the Reverend S. A. Miller, pastor of the Evangelical Church of Brookville officiating, and interment was made in Brookville Cemetery. The pall bearers were made up from the grandsons of the deceased.
[transcribed from original by Laura Carrier McQuaid]

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  • Maintained by: Laura McQuaid
  • Originally Created by: Law-Miller Roots
  • Added: 3 Apr 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 35489662
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Herring Buffington (16 Oct 1840–26 Apr 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 35489662, citing Brookville Cemetery, Brookville, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Laura McQuaid (contributor 46865746) .