JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES

Mrs. Sarah Ann BALDWIN, died at the home of her son, Eli W. Baldwin, 
at 714 South Union street at 6 o'clock yesterday morning, aged eighty 
years, eight months and twenty-seven days. 

Deceased was born in Mahoning county, O.,February 9, 1818 and come 
to this state many years ago and with her husband, Horace Baldwin, 
settled in Henry county where she resided for many years prior to coming 
to Mt. Vernon last summer. Her husband died about twenty-five years ago 
since which she has made her home with her children. 

Born near Youngstown, at a time when the greater part of Illinois and Indiana 
was in a primeval condition, Mrs. Baldwin lived throught the most interesting 
epoch of our national history, she saw cities rise as by magic throughout the 
Middle West and saw states carved out of the wilderness and grow into flourishing 
and populous commonwealths and was personally aquainted with many of the leading 
men and women who were prominent factors of the Union from savagery to civilization. 
Mrs. Baldwin can hardly have been said to have had any illness and her death was due 
more to the effects of old age than to the ravages of disease. 

Her funeral was held at her late home at 2 o'clock this afternoon under the ministration of 
Rev. S. A. Cook, pastor of the Christian church, of which organization deceased was a 
faithful and consistent member. The interment was in Oakwood cemetery. 

November 7, 1898 Mt. Vernon Register News 
Submitted by Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera 

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