Person:Sarah Dowden (8)

m. 25 Jul 1866
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Name Sarah Alice Dowden
Gender Female
Birth[1] 9 Jan 1845 St. Marys, Auglaize, Ohio, United States
Marriage 25 Jul 1866 to Joseph C. Babcock
Death[1] 19 Nov 1927 Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States
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  1. 1.0 1.1 The Sabbath Recorder
    103:24:763, December 12, 1927.

    Sarah Alice Dowden Babcock, widow of Joseph C. Babcock, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. H. A. Rogers, 20 Thorn St., Battle Creek, Mich., on November 19, at 5:30 o'clock.
    Mrs. Babcock was born at St. Marys, Ohio, January 9, 1845, and so was in her eighty-third year at the time of her death. She was baptized and joined the Jackson Center, Ohio, Seventh Day Baptist Church in 1865, having been brought to believe in the seventh day Sabbath while living in the family of the mother of Peyton Simpson of Jackson Center. She was married to Joseph C. Babcock on July 25, 1866. In 1886 the family moved to Albion, Wis., and later joined the church there. Mrs. Babcock remained a faithful member of that church till her death. Since the death of her husband, March 18, 1907, she has made her home with her daughters, and for the last nine years exclusively with Mrs. Rogers, who has given her faithful and loving care for about six years of almost helpless invalidism. Mrs. Babcock has not been well known to the people of Battle Creek as she has been confined to her room for so many years. But in her early days she was an active member and officer of the Ladies' Aid Society and the Order of Kings Daughters at Albion and Milton Junction as well as a charter member of the Jackson Center Ladies' Aid Society. She was one especially known as helpful in the homes visited by sickness and death. She is survived by her two daughters, Mrs. L. Main and Mrs. H. A. Rogers, both of Battle Creek.
    The funeral was held from the Hebble's Funeral Parlors on November 21, and was conducted by the pastor of the Battle Creek Church, assisted by the Rev. August Johansen. A large number of flowers showed the appreciation of a large number of relatives and friends. The Daughters of the G. A. R. had a part in the farewell service. Burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery. J. W. C.