Obituaries - Sarah HAINLINE
Macomb Journal, 1894
Mrs. J. Q. Hainline
Last week the JOURNAL gave a paragraphic notice of the death of Mrs. Quincey Hainline, who departed this life at their residence in Hire township, Wednesday, February 14th, 1894, and who was buried Thursday at the cemetery in Blandinsville.
Sarah Ellen Biggs was born in Crawford county, this state, September 14th, 1847. At the age of five years she moved with her parents and settled in Henderson county where she lived until the death of her father, which occurred in the year of 1861. The death of the father caused the separation of the family, and deceased, then fourteen years old, was thrown upon her own resources. She went to Elmwood, Peoria county, where she attended school, working for her board and clothing the meanwhile. She secured a good English education and when but 17 years began teaching school. She taught in Peoria, Fulton and McDonough counties until 1869 and was recognized as one of the foremost educators in these counties. September 12, 1869, she was united in marriage with Quincey Hainline. They were the parents of three children; one died at the age of six months. A daughter, Ethel, age 17 years, died five months ago and a son, Hubert, with the father survives. At the age of 16 years deceased professed religion. She joined the Congregational church at Elmwood, and in 1896 having married and moved to her late residence, she joined the "Willow Grove" United Brethren congregation. Her affliction was brights disease, and for weeks before her death she knew she must die. But the same Christian faith with which she walked through life, supported her down to the valley of the shadows of death and she faced the King of terrors with a smile. True, faithful and obedient to her Lord and Master all the days of her earthly existence, she passed to the beyond, as a tired child goes home.
Contributed by Kathy Lathrop