Death came as peaceful sleep to Mrs. Terressa Quinby Carver at her home
on East Hill on Tuesday morning, after and illness of but a few days, and
her long and useful life was ended. While her physical strength had been
lessened by reason of her advanced age, she retained her mental vigor, her
interest in her friends and affairs, and a sweet and lovable disposition
to the last.
Mrs. Carver was the oldest resident of Sharon and had attained her 93rd
years, having been born May 7, 1808, in Howland, a few miles west of
Sharon. She was the daughter of Samuel and Achsah Park Quinby. Her father
was a Revolutionary soldier and a pioneer settler of Sharon, removing here
from Howland in 1808, the year Mrs. Carver was born, and bought from
Benjamin Bentley, who was the first known settler in this vicinity, a
tract of four hundred acres of land in and below the southern part of
Sharon, part of it comprising the now busy scene of South Sharon, and
known until recent years as the Quinby farm. He died in 1842 and was
buried with military honors.
Mrs. Carver was the sole survivor of her family of twelve brothers and
sisters. Among the latter were Mrs. T.J. Porter, Mrs. Lewis Reno, Mrs.
Isaac DeForest and Mrs. Daniel Budd, whose descendants are well known
citizens of Sharon and vicinity, and Mrs. John Reeves, who lived at
Warren, Ohio. She was married in 1833 to the late C.G. Carver, long a
prominent citizen of Sharon, and who died in 1874. Two sons were born to
them, our townsmen, J.L. and C.Q. Carver, who mourn the loss of their
mother to whom they were devotedly attached.
By reason of the military service of her father in the Revolutionary
War, Mrs. Carver was a "real" Daughter of the American
Revolution, and was a member of the Pittsburgh Chapter, D.A.R. A few
months since, as was noted at the time, she was presented by the Chapter
with a gold spoon, as a souvanir of the fact that she was a
"real" Daughter, of whom there are but few now living, as
distinguished from those whose Revolutionary ancestry were more remote.
Her funeral services were held at her late residence, Thursday morning,
at ten o'clock, and were largely attended. They were conducted by Rev. G.
B. McKee, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which she was a long
consistent and faithful member. The interment in the family vault in
Oakwood was private.
Herald Friday, August 17, 1900
by Theresa Davids