Sarah Ann Lee “Miss Annie” <I>Davidson</I> Rosenbaum

Sarah Ann Lee “Miss Annie” Davidson Rosenbaum

Wythe County, Virginia, USA
Death 16 Feb 1954 (aged 77)
Appalachia, Wise County, Virginia, USA
Burial Cripple Creek, Wythe County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 5809803 · View Source
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Sarah Ann Lee was born to Erastus Granger Davidson and Sarah Anne Sanders on March 16, 1876. She was one of five children.

Annie married Daniel Absolom Rosenbaum on April 6, 1898. The marriage was conducted by Rev. D.S. Fox, Lutheran pastor at Cripple Creek. They had three children.

Miss Annie wore a pinafore type apron over a clean cotton dress. In the pocket of her pinafore, she always carried her glasses. She read her bible daily and enjoyed reading the paper.

After doing her daily chores, Miss Annie liked to sit in her chair on the side porch or front swing and "people watch." Also, she liked to trek down the hill and over to the meandering branch where she would listen to the babbling water.

As a result of falling into the fireplace as a small child, Miss Annie's right hand was partially burned. The pinkie finger remained crooked, but it was so useful. She used it like a little spoon, dipping it into the crocks of milk to check the sweetness of the milk.

Only the best and richest cream was selected and skimmed for Miss Annie's favorite dessert of vanilla or banana ice cream.

On April 6, 1948, Mr. Ab and Miss Annie celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Sadly, Daniel passed on August 14, 1948. This left Miss Annie very lonely and lifeless and "people watching" came to an end.

In fact Miss Annie hung her head down and was very sorryful and sad until her minister gave her some advice: "Miss Annie, I want you to always hold your head high - look up because that is where Jesus is and Mr. Ab is there. You will receive your strength by looking up! Don't look down, look up, Miss Annie, look up!"

Look up she did even though her house and all the belongings were sold she kept a good attitude toward life. With her large black bag she call her valise, which contained her clothes and bible, she spend her last years traveling from one of her family homes to another, never complaining of her fate. She knew she no longer needed her earthly possessions.

She passed away from stomach cancer on February 16, 1954 at Appalachia General Hospital in Wise, Virginia. Her body was returned to the small village cemetery and was buried beside her husband. Before the casket was closed, her glasses were lovingly placed in her hands. Miss Annie was ready to go up to her Heavenly Father.


Wife of Daniel A. Rosenbaum

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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Ann Lee “Miss Annie” Davidson Rosenbaum (16 Mar 1876–16 Feb 1954), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5809803, citing Saint Peters Lutheran Church Cemetery, Cripple Creek, Wythe County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by HDR (contributor 47861862) .