Sarah Morris is my 3rd great-grandmother.
She is another ancestor that I really do not know much about. I found her obituary at the Kansas State Archives on my trip to Kansas last month. I feel really lucky to have another great obituary in the paper to learn more about my ancestor. Along with a lot of personal information about Sarah, the obituary has great descriptions of the grief of the family.
Mrs. Sarah J Hudson
Another of La Cygne’s good mothers has passed from this world to her home in heaven. A family that she has tenderly cared for and nursed to manhood and womanhood is now deep in grief. The old home that has been one continued pleasure for more than a quarter of a century with a good mother presiding over it is now stilled in the sadness that death brings.
Last Monday afternoon the spirit of Sarah J. wife of Frederick Hudson, departed this life and went to claim the reward in heaven that is promised to all good women. Mrs. Hudson had been in poor health for some time and while it really could be no surprise that the silver cord of life should sever at the ripe old age the deceased had attained, yet even with that possibility the friends and relatives were unprepared to meet the crisis. To take from the home the mother who has been its guardian for so many years is something that is hard to temper the heart to forego.
Sarah J. Morris was born in Pike county, Illinois, August 6, 1835; she was married to Frederick Hudson December 30, 1855 and they removed to Kansas the winter of 1880 where they have resided ever since. In the sixteenth year of her life the deceased joined the Christian church and has been a worker for the Lord ever since. She leaves a husband, and seven children who are W.B. Hudson of Kansas City, Mrs. W.H. Lawbaugh of Wellington, Kansas, Mrs. F.H. Howard, Mrs. Chas. Moore, Mrs. L. H. Hetzer, and Ralph and George Hudson all of this place to mourn her death. Two brothers, Samuel Morris of Dallas, Texas and Geo. Morris of Pittsburgh, Kansas also survive.
Funeral services were held at the family home in the south part of town on Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock by Elder R.A. Odenweller of Pleasanton. His remarks were very beautiful and he pictured the kind and loving woman who had fought life’s battles to the end and through it all maintained a sweet friendship for all. After the ceremony at the home the large concourse of grief stricken friends interred the body of the departed on in the Oak Lawn cemetery.
The La Cygne Weekly Journal, La Cygne, Kansas, 8 April 1904, Page 1, Column 3