Sarah S. Cliff Obituary

16 Jan. 1907

Mrs. Sarah S. Reynolds died at her home in Elizabeth, Ill., Jan. 2, 1907. Her maiden name was Sarah S. Cliff and was born in Cornwall, England, May 17, 1831 and is the last member of the Cliff family who came from England to this country.

She came to this country with her parents in 1884(sic). Was united in marriage to Thomas Reynolds, Nov. 24, 1853. Her husband died Sept. 16, 1876. To this union were born nine children, two of whom died in infancy, seven children remain to mourn her loss; six sons: Walla, of Conoba, S.D.; Will, of Bellinghan, Minn.; Tom, of Anoka, Minn.; George, of Silver Plume, Colo.; Samuel, and L.H. of Elizabeth; one daughter, Miss Sarah. There are eleven grandchildren. All her children were present during her last sickness, also one daughter-in-law, Mrs. S. B. Reynolds, and ministered to her wants.

Mrs. Reynolds united with the church at the age of 18 years, and for 57 years she knew by happy Christian experience, the blessedness of Christ, mighty to save and keep to the end. When the Master called, she was ready with lamp trimmed and burning; ready to depart and be with Jesus.

Mrs. Reynolds was a most exemplary woman, a good neighbor, a kind friend and a faithful follower of Christ. Funeral services were held at her residence in Elizabeth, Jan. 4, 1907 at 1 p.m. The music was furnished by the Presbyterian choir, singing three favorite selections of the deceased. The sermon was preached by Rev. S. M. Crissman, D.D.

The six sons acted as pallbearers and interment was made at Weston.