Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Obituary : Sarah (Haley) Leonard (1862-1900)

Evangelical Messenger
December 5, 1900, page 779
LEONHARD - Sarah Leonhard, nee Haley, was born, Oct. 26, 1862, and departed this life, Nov. 20, 1900, aged 38 y. and 24 d.  In 1878 she was converted and joined the Ev. Church, her choice, and lived a devoted Christian life until death.  She was married to C. Leonhard, March 24, 1886.  To this union were born 7 children, all living.  She bore her affliction with great patience.  She was a loving mother, a kind companion.  When the end of life drew nigh she glorified God with shouts of victory.  Her last word to husband and children was, "Be prompt in going to church."  Truly she was ready to go and be with Jesus.  The deceased leaves an aged mother, 5 sisters and 6 brothers to mourn her departure; but their loss is her eternal gain.  Funeral services by J.M. Smith.

Sarah (Haley) Leonard (1862-1900) was the daughter of Sebastian and Lydia A. (Rader) Haley.  She married Christian Leonhard.  Both are buried in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Jay County, Indiana.  I have not yet researched this family to identify all 7 of their children.  In the 1900 census, the family was living in Noble Township, Jay County, Indiana with children : Mirlie W., Della A., Grace L., Hazel B., Orval R., Ina F., and William.

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