Pasterette A. Spencer

Born: June 1843
Loc: Wayne Twp. Erie Co. PA
Died: Jan 7, 1923
Loc: Cambridge Springs, Crawford Co. PA
Bur: Yankee Hill Cemetery,
Cambridge Springs, Crawford Co. PA
Father: William O. Spencer
Mother: Lucretia Drake
Married: 1858
Spouse: Spencer Sabin,
son of Alvinza Sabin and Eliza Brown
Children:  Sidney/Della/William S.

1870 Census: Rockdale Twp. Crawford Co. PA
1880 Census: Rockdale Twp. Crawford Co. PA
1900 Census: Rockdale Twp. Crawford Co. PA
1910 Census: Rockdale Twp. Crawford Co. PA
1920 Census: Cambridge Boro, Crawford Co. PA

Mrs. Sabin Was 80 Years of Age
Prominent Mother and Widow Was Laid to Rest Beside Her Late Husband and Son in Cemetery South of Town
The death of Pasterette (Spencer) Sabin, noted in this paper last Tuesday, removed from our community one of it's oldest and most widely known citizens. For almost her entire life she had been a resident of Rockdale township until within the past five years, during which time Mrs. Sabin had occupied rooms in this city.  Services in memory of the deceased were held Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 1:30 p.m. from the Presbyterian church, of which she had been a member for 35 years or more. The pastor, Rev. W. A. Cobb, spoke words of comfort to the relatives and gave an appreciative review of the life and character of his aged parishioner. Mrs. Chas. Fink and Mrs. A. F. Mosier sang with fine effect the hymns, "Abide With Me" and "There's a Beautiful Land on High." Assisting in the service as bearers were Addison Brown, Fred Hatheway, Chas. E. Blystone and Howard Anderson. Interment was made in the Cambridge Cemetery, a mile south of town in the family plot beside the graves of her husband and one son Sidney, who died in 1881 at the age of 19 years, passing away in a young manhood which gave promise of brilliant achievement. The other son William S. Sabin, is buried in an adjoining lot.  Pasterette Sabin was born in Wayne township, Erie county, in June 1843, and was therefore within a few months of 80 years of age at the time of her death. She was a daughter of William O. and Lucretia Drake Spencer, who moved from Wayne township in 1825 and settled upon a farm in Bloomfield township this county, on the Townline road near Chapinville. She was one of a family of five brothers and two sisters, of whom two brothers now survive - E. O. and William Spencer both of Corry. Our subject was married in 1858 to Spencer Sabin, of Rockdale township, who for a long period of years owned and occupied a farm one mile west of Chapinville. Here he died in February 1917, at the age of 77 years and his body was laid away in the Cambridge cemetery in the family lot. Later in the same year Mrs. Sabin removed to Cambridge Springs and occupied rooms, keeping house for herself until about a year ago, when increasing bodily infirmities made it advisable for her to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. C. P. McDannell, who is now the only survivor of her mother as William S. Sabin passed away Jan. 5, 1922 at his home in this city. By reason of serious illness, both Mr. and Mrs. McDannell were prevented from attending the funeral and burial of the latter's mother. Her death which occurred Monday, Jan. 8 was due to an acute attack of the grip, although she had been in failing health for about a year. Her last illness was of only a week's duration. During her long membership in the Presbyterian church of this city, Mrs. Sabin attended it's public services when occasion permitted, but was a more frequent worshipper at the Mackey Hill church, some miles nearer to her home, and was a member of the Ladies Aid Society of that church for many years. Among the numerous floral tributes to her memory at the funeral was a beautiful wreath from that society. Other floral offerings were from the Gam-Sac-Mah and N.B. clubs of which Mrs. McDannell is a member and from the Sunday school class of which she is a teacher. Among the relatives from out of town attending the funeral were: Mrs. Theo Sabin Woods and Jerry Devlin of Erie, Mrs. Minnie Spencer, E. O. Spencer and two daughters, Edith and Lillian. George Spencer and Mildred Spencer of Corry; Miss Cora Sabin, Titusville, Mrs. Marta Miller and Bernice Miller, Spartansburg. Mrs. Sabin was beloved by a wide circle of friends and appreciated by all who knew her Christian character, kindly disposition, cheerfulness and neighborly courtesy. She passed away at the ripe age of almost four score years, and has left a fragrant and beautiful memory for surviving relatives and many intimate friends.