Sarah Gaylord Farnum

Mrs. Carleton L. Farnum, who died on Saturday morning, July 23rd, from the effects of paralytic strokes, was laid to rest on Monday afternoon in the family plot at the Farnum Cemetery.  Rev. E. P. Hubbell officiated and spoke beautiful words of condolence and cheer to the family and friends assembled.

Sarah Gaylord Farnum was born at  Plymouth, Pa.,  March  10, 1871.  She was married to Carlton L. Farnum January 31, 1839.  The couple came to Wellsville in 1848, then a village of scarce 200 inhabitants.  They have since resided in Wellsville, except from April, 1862, to October, 1870, during which time they lived upon a farm in Michigan.

Deceased was one of a family of seven children, three only remain, a brother in Michigan and two sisters in Hartford, Conn.

Five children are left, Edward, a resident of Michigan, Charles,  Clarence, A., G. Eugene, and Mrs. C. D. Macken, all of this city.

Carleton L. Farnum, the sorrowing husband was 81 years of age on July 18th, and with his brother, Hon. E. J. Farnum, are the survivors of a family of eleven children.

Reprinted with permission from the Wellsville Daily Reporter, Wellsville, NY.