Miami Union

January 12, 1911

DAVIS, SARAH TEMPLE -The following obituary appeared in the Pine Village, Indiana, Sentinel.  Mrs. Davis was well known in Miami county, having lived here many years and there are many who will regret to learn of her death.  "Sarah Temple Davis was the daughter of Jacob and Catherine Gephart Temple.  Her parents came from Maryland to Butler county, Ohio and there she was born seventy-three years ago, growing to womanhood and marrying there.  She was one of twelve children, six sons and six daughters.  Only one brother and two sisters now survive.  These are: Oliver Perry Temple, who lives on the home place near Post Town, Ohio, Mrs. Elizabeth Mears of Germantown, Ohio. now spending the winter in California, and Mary Ann Lucas of Paola, Kansas.  "Sarah Temple on April 5, 1855 was married to Burgoyne Davis of Butler county, Ohio.  One child, a son, was born to them in 1856, but died at the age of only three months.  Mr. and Mrs. Davis lived in Butler county until 1856 when they moved to Miami county, Ohio, near Troy, where they lived until 1890 when they came to Indiana, purchasing the farm of James Metaker.  Mrs. Davis' mother died in 1875, and the father in 1890.  "Mrs. Davis, though of large physique and unusually industrious had from young womanhood been a great sufferer.  Despite this fact, remarkable as it may seem, she was not morbid or irritable.  Instead she was remarkably cheerful, amiable, and companionable.  Her self-forgetfulness, patience and courage were remarkable for one afflicted as she was.  "She united with the Methodist Episcopal church in 1869.  She was by disposition greatly attached to her home and made its care her life work.  She loved her church and took a great pride in it.  "She passed away on Dec. 30, 1910.  The funeral was held in the Methodist church at 1 o'clock p.m. service in charge of Rev. J. Milton Williams of Mulberry and Rev. William Davis of Lucerne, former pastor of the Methodist church at this place, assisted by Rev. Ayling, the present pastor.  Interment in the Pine Village cemetery."

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