Henderson County, Kentucky Obituary


Mrs. Edwin W. Olds Passes Away From Sudden Attack of Apoplexy,

Husband and Children Left to Mourn Loss of Wife and Mother.

Mrs. Sallie Sasseen Olds, wife of Edwin W. Olds died suddenly at her home, 126 East Pleasant street, at 7 o'clock this morning from apoplexy, aged 49 years.

The death of Mrs. Olds came suddenly and unexpectedly. She spent yesterday at Snyderville, at a camp at which her husband has been staying and returned home last evening in her usual high spirits. At midnight she awakened her daughter Miss Anna Olds with whom she was sleeping by complaining that she was ill. Both went to sleep about 2 o'clock. At about 7 o'clock this morning Miss Olds found her mother dead at her side.

She was born at Henderson, Kentucky, March 22, 1863. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Phelps Sasseen. She was united in marriage with Mr. Olds, June 20, 1888, and came to this city immediately after her marriage, where she has since resided. Mrs. Olds was a member of one of Kentucky's most prominent families and was a sister of Mary Towles Sasseen, founder of Mother's Day.

Mrs. Olds was a communicant of the church of the Heavenly Rest on south Plum Street, and was one of its most devoted and loyal workers. For many years she was the president of the Woman's Auxiliary of the parish and by her enthusiasm and inspired vision she inspired all of her fellow workers in the Master's kingdom. by her beautiful Christian character and gentleness of manner she won the hearts of all who knew her. Her loss will be greatly mourned by all her friends in this and other cities.

Mrs. Olds was also a member of the Lagonda Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Mrs. Olds is survived by her husband and one borther, Phelps Sassen, Jr., besides the following children, Mary Elizabeth, Anna Ruth, Edwin Phelps, Margaret Sasseen and Sara Whitney, all of this city.

The funeral will be held from the residence, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, the Rev. Maurice Clarke, pastor of the Heavenly Rest Church officiating. Burial at Ferncliff (Fernwood) cemetery.

Source: The Springfield Daily News, Monday, June 10, 1912, Page (1)

Contributed by Netta Mullin, HCH&GS

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