Sarah Frances <I>Toombs</I> Sexton


Sarah Frances Toombs Sexton

Placerville, El Dorado County, California, USA
Death 5 Nov 1944 (aged 91)
Placerville, El Dorado County, California, USA
Burial Placerville, El Dorado County, California, USA
Plot Sec. 11, Lot 39, Grave E
Memorial ID 68744560 View Source

Mountain Democrat, Nov. 9, 1944

Mrs. Sarah Frances Sexton, Approaching Ninety-Second Birthday, Answers Call

One of El Dorado's oldest pioneers, Mrs. Sarah Frances Sexton, passed from this life Sunday morning in this city. The funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from Memory Chapel. Burial was in the family plot in Union Cemetery, beside her two sons, Herbert and William, who had preceded her in death. Her late husband and little daughter Frances, who died at the age of four years are buried in an older family plot. She survived her little daughter, nearly 70 years; her husband by 42 years; son Herbert by 29 years and son William by 7 years.

She was the eldest daughter of William and Frances Toombs, early pioneers of this county, and was born 92 years ago on November 9, 1852, at what is now Texas Hill, this county. She was the last member of this early day family, her sister, Mrs. Ellen Forbes, sister Mrs. Mary Swansborough, brother William and brother Charles having preceded her in death.

She spent her entire life in this county. Of a religious and charitable nature, her long life was devoted to helping others whenever a chance presented itself. She was a member and faithful worker in the local Methodist Church for nearly a half century. She was one of the oldest members of Marguerite Parlor No 12 of the Native Daughters, and was also a member of the Auxiliary of the American Legion.

She leaves to survive her, one daughter Mary Ellen McBeth and her husband Harrison McBeth, and the wife of her son Herbert, Frances Belle Sexton of Sacramento. Three grandsons Laurence, William and Roy McBeth, three great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter, and a number of nieces and nephews also survive her.

Her many sterling qualities, kindness and willingness to be of service to others, her generous spirit will make her long remembered by her many friends of long standing in this county.

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  • Created by: Mike Clark
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  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 68744560
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sarah Frances Toombs Sexton (9 Nov 1852–5 Nov 1944), Find a Grave Memorial ID 68744560, citing Placerville Union Cemetery, Placerville, El Dorado County, California, USA ; Maintained by Mike Clark (contributor 47478488) .