Sarah Elizabeth Crawford Malone

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Sarah Elizabeth Malone.  The passing of Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Malone, a pioneer resident of Hamilton County, caused a profound sadness among her many friends.  Aunt Lizzie, as she was lovingly known, had been in poor health for some time.  Her physicians entertained little or no hope for permanent recovery.  While her family and friends were hopeful, she by the assistance of her granddaughter was able to assume the duties and responsibilities of her home until Wednesday evening, June 11, 1930, when was stricken with paralysis.  The end came peacefully Friday, June 13, at 7:20 a.m.  A beloved companion, other, neighbor and friend has passed to the great beyond.  She was dutiful and loving wife, a devoted mother, a faithful friend and a neighbor in the truest sense of the word.  She was a woman of strong convictions and exemplary habits.  Her advancing years never for one moment abated her interest in the welfare of her family, friends and neighbors.  She was personally interested in all things which were for the betterment of the community.

Her father died when she was quite young, leaving a large family.  She knew something of the privations and hardships of the earlier days.  She professed faith in Christ and united with the Christian Church at White Oak some 35 years ago, where her membership remained until called to church Triumphant.  During all these years, she has maintained a close walk with her Saviour.  While due to ill health, she has been deprived of attending church, yet she never lost faith in God, nor interest in the Church.

With the exception of four years residence in Enfield, Mr. and Mrs. Malone resided their entire married life on the old homestead in Hamilton County where Mrs. Malone was born.

Deceased was the daughter of D. T. and Celia J. Crawford.  She was born December 7, 1855.  Her age at the time of her death was 74 years, 6 months and 6 days.  On November 12, 1874, occurred the happy event of her marriage to R. L. Malone.  Ten children came to brighten the home and gladden the hearts of the fond parents, two having preceded the mother in death.  On her going, she leaves a broken hearted companion, eight children, namely: Samuel, Mark, and Thurman of Hamilton County; Jesse of near Enfield; Thomas (better known as Dock) of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; Lawrence and Mrs. M. L. Hunt of McLeansboro, Ill.  She also leaves eleven grandchildren, one brother and three sisters and a host of relatives and friends who sympathize with the bereaved.

Funeral services were conducted at Enfield, Sunday, June 15, by Rev. B. Kello, assisted by his son, Rev. Henry and Rev. W. R. Evans.

Note: From: Felty's Legacy of Kin, p. 345; pub. Times-Leader August 24, 1934:

R. L. Malone was born March 1, 1853, Crook Twp., Hamilton County; died August 18, 1934, son of Jessie and Tilda Malone.  He married Sarah Elizabeth Crawford November 12, 1874; 10 children, 8 survive.  He married Mrs. Sarah Polin Hill, April 19930.  Leaves widow; ch: Samuel, Mark, Thurman & Jesse Malone all of Ham. Co., Thomas of Mt. Vernon, Lawrence Malone of Evansville, Ind., Mrs. Iva Prince of Evansville, Ind., and Mrs. M. L. Hunt of McLeansboro.  Leaves one sister: Mrs. Delilah Smith of Melrose, N. Wm.  Interred at Enfield Cemetery.

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