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Sabin Family Obituaries

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Arne H Trelvik


Edwin Rodney "Rod" Sabin

Loss of a Dear Friend In the Passing of Rodney Sabin, Their Grocer, All the Death.

Little children are mourning the loss of a true friend in the passing of Rodney Sabin, who died Monday morning at 11 o’clock after an illness of but a few hours with neuralgia of the stomach.

Rod”, as he was better known, was at the time of his death conducting a successful business in a little grocery store in Henderson Hall. His candy counter was the mecca of the children from the public schools, morning, noon and night, and he easily won their favor and trade by giving them good measures for their pennies.

To show his big heartedness at Christmas time he loaded himself with boxes of candy and stationed himself at the school gate and presented each little one with a token of his esteem for them.

Mr. Sabin was widely known over Warren county as the official dispenser of refreshments at the various auction sales and it was but few of these that he missed. He won many friends by his honesty and time-tried integrity, while his cheerful disposition was radiant to those with whom he came in contact.

The deceased was born September 17, 1857, being at the time of his death just 52 years and four months old. He is survived by a brother, William E. of Lebanon, two sisters, Miss Margaret, of Lebanon and Miss Lida, of Lockport, Ill.

Funeral services were held from the residence of his brother on East Mulberry street Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock conducted by Rev. G. E. Gowdy, of the First Presbyterian church. Interment was in Lebanon Cemetery.

Source: The Western Star 20 Jan 1910 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
18 Dec 2005

Judge James Calvin Sabin

Death of Judge James Sabin.

The public will hear with sincere sorrow, the unexpected decease of our fellow-citizen, Judge Sabin. This sad event transpired on Saturday morning last, at 5 o’clock, at his residence in this place. His disease was malignant typhoid fever, which baffled the best medical skill, and in six weeks terminated his useful and active life. His death is not only mourned by his immediate family and a very large circle of relatives, but by the entire community. He was a native of Warren county, having been born near Harveysburg in Apr, 1816, and has resided in Warren during his whole life. He had witnessed the county changed from a wilderness to the highest condition of material culture, and society in all its features, become elevated and refined by the arts and elegancies of a Christian civilization. This rapid and beautiful transformation, our friend and deceased fellow-citizen not only witnessed with pride, but aided to realize. His energies and principles were devoted to the prosperity and progress of the best interests of the county, and he had the pleasure of seeing, ere his eyes closed in death, his native county enjoy the highest material prosperity, and wielding great moral and political influence. In his private and public life, he was guided by honorable and honest motives, and maintained with unfaltering fidelity, what he considered to be just and right. The cause of Temperance and of human liberty, and all the great moral and political movements which prospered and blessed our county, found in him a warm and steady friend. His own earnest convictions and zeal in their advocacy, did not prevent him from being affable and courteous to others. His integrity, genial spirit, and hearty devotion to the public interests, gained from him popular favor, and in 1858 he was elected by the suffrages of his fellow-citizens, to the honorable and responsible post of Probate Judge, which he held at his decease, and the duties of which he discharged with honor to himself and satisfaction to the public. He had, for the last twelve years, resided in Lebanon, and was engaged in the profession of Law, till elevated to office. In these public circles of life, the deceased will be greatly missed and mourned. But the home circle will most of all feel his death. His wife, herself in very feable health, and the four fatherless children, have met with an irreparable loss. His love, tenderness, and genial temperament, shed over his home a happy influence, and as a devoted husband and an affectionate father, he was greatly beloved. He greatly desired to live, on account of his family, and in his last interview with his wife, he commanded her and his children to God, and breathed a prayer that she might live to train them in the ways of virtue. He bore his long illness without murmur, was submissive to the will of God, and expired without a struggle.

His burial took place on Sabbath afternoon, and the funeral cortege was very large and impressive. His brethren of the legal profession acted as pall-bearers and his remains were borne to the Baptist Church, were Divine services were performed by various clergymen of this place, and thence carried to their last resting place in the cedar-green Cemetery of Lebanon. Our friend was removed in the meridian of his life and usefulness, being about forty-five years of age, and his death reminds all of the touching words, “what shadows we are, and what shadows we pursue.” May the providence be impressed on all, and especially may his wife and children share in the Christian sympathies of the community, and be sustained and comforted by the God of the widow and the fatherless.

Source: The Western Star 19 Jan 1860 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
18 Dec 2005

James Frank Sabin

SABIN - Suddenly on Saturday night at his room on Mulberry street, near the Gazette office in a congestive chill, James Sabin aged about 30 years

Source: The Lebanon Gazette 26 Dec 1889 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
18 Dec 2005

Margaret (Corwin) Sabin

Death of Mrs. Sabin.

On last Sabbath, the 5th inst., Mrs. Margaret Sabin departed this life, in the 32nd year of her age. Only three weeks since, her husband, Judge Sabin, one of our most prominent and useful citizens died, and now, the wife follows her husband. Rarely have we to record so sudden a breaking up of an interesting family, or which touches more tenderly the sympathies of the heart. They were, only a few weeks since, an unbroken circle; but now, both parents are gone, leaving to the kind care of friends five orphan children to be reared and educated. Truly, all on earth is shadow, and our best and brightest hopes quickly vanish.

Mrs. Sabin was the daughter of Jesse Corwin, one of our oldest and most respected citizens, and was a woman of gentle spirit, and quiet domestic life. Her home was her charm, and she shed over it the influences of a loving heart. As a wife and mother, she was affectionate and faithful in her duties, and her loss to her children is irreparable. Her death was happy in the Christian faith and hope, and she leaves the precious legacy to surviving friends, that she is at rest in heaven. Her disease was consumption, which she bore with patient resignation, anxious to live to train her children, yet she committed all to God with a trusting heart, and died in great peace. Her memory, virtues, and dying farewell words will be cherished and treasured by her large circle of surviving relatives and friends. May the orphan children be sheltered and blessed by Him who is a father to the fatherless and the comforter of the afflicted.

Source: The Western Star 9 Feb 1860 [copy obtained from obituary collection at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
18 Dec 2005

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