Sarah Louise Donovan

Female 1862 - 1922  (59 years)


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  • Name Sarah Louise Donovan  [1, 2
    Born 8 Aug 1862  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Jul 1922  Richland, Oswego County, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I36774  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors John Donovan,   b. 1825,   d. 10 Sep 1902  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Valliere,   b. 22 May 1827,   d. 11 Jul 1920  (Age 93 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F13648  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Alvin T Tanner,   b. 5 May 1859, Albion, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1955, Williamstown, Oswego, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Married 1884  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Charles A. Tanner,   b. Feb 1889, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1902, Richland, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 13 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x2. Arthur J. Tanner,   b. 27 Feb 1890, Altmar, Oswego, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1917, Oswego, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x3. Alfred Carlton Tanner,   b. 22 Oct 1891, Altmar, Owesgo, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1965, Utica, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x4. Norman Danford Tanner,   b. 29 Oct 1895, Albion, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1971, Sandy Pond, Oswego, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F13650  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sarah Louise Donovan Tanner - August 8, 1861 - July 23, 1922. Daughter of John and Mary Valliere Donovan. Wife of Alvin T. Tanner.

      Newspaper Obituary - Wednesday, August 2, 1922 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - It is with great regret that we are obliged to write this memorial for one whose place will not be easily filled. There was a feeling of sadness in Richland and vicinity when it was said of Sarah Donovan Tanner, that she has closed this life, July 23, at the Ideal Rest Hospital, following an operation for a serious internal ailment. Sarah Donovan, daughter of John and Mary Valliere Donovan was born in Canada sixty years ago, August 8. She came to New Centerville when a small child where she spent her early life. She was united in marriage with Alvin Tanner and has lived at Richland for many years. Mrs. Tanner was a woman of great love of her home and friends. She was always trying to put into practice the "Golden Rule." Her life was given up to her home and her duties in the community where she lived. She won a place of high honor in her devotion to her aged mother, the late Mary Valliere Donovan, whose days were made as happy as the devotion Mrs. Tanner could give was possible to make them. She was interested in good work and loved to serve wherever she could be of service. She was a devoted Christian and for some time took a great interest in and was the head of New Centerville Sunday School. She was interested in and concerned about the happiness of others to such extent that she used her best endeavor to scatter sunshine and comfort. Her last visit to the Democrat office was for the purpose of handing the editor a bouquet of roses which she had picked from her own yard. Her funeral was largely attended Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church at Richland; Rev. C. A. Robinson, pastor of the Richland Methodist church and Rev. Walter Clement, of Taberg Methodist church, conducting the same. A profusion of flowers were brought as a testimony of love and esteem from the great circle of friends who regret her death. She was laid at rest in Richland cemetery. The truest thing we can say of the departed is, "She hath done what she could." She made good use of all she had to work with and while her accomplishments may not be as conspicuous as the accomplishments of many others, she surely has won the home and rest, beyond the grave, which she looked forward to as the goal of her life's journey. Mrs. Tanner is survived by her husband, two sons, Carl, of Watertown and Norman, of Richland; three sisters, Anna Sage, of Brooklyn; Mary Albertine Valliere, of New York; Mrs. Nellie Howe, of Texas and Mrs. Charles Kent, of Sandy Creek. Friends and relatives from Taberg, Camden, Williamstown, Oswego, Watertown, Altmar, Sandy Creek and Pulaski attended the funeral.

  • Sources 
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      Record for Alvin J Tanner

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    3. [S570] Public Member Trees, Ancestry.com, (Name: Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;;), Database online.
      Record for Norman Danford Tanner