Sarah Ellen "Sadie" Young-Moore

A memorial service was conducted Sunday, Nov. 22, by Dr. George G.W Pennington in the Unitarian Church, Montclair, for Mrs. Sadie E. Moore of Cedar Grove who died Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Countryside Nursing Home in Wayne. Mrs. Moore was 101 years old. Born Dec. 3, 1879 in Rock City, Ill., Mrs. Moore lived most of her life in Freeport, Ill., before moving to Cedar Grove 12 years ago. A former teacher in a one-room school house, Mrs. Moore gave up teaching when she married. In a 1979 interview the Times, on the occasion of her 100th birthday, Mrs. Moore recalled being paid $18 a month at her first teaching job. "I'd drive to school in a horse-drawn buggy," Mrs. Moore had recalled. "The children would put the horse and carriage in the barn and it would stay there the whole day while I taught." During the interview, Mrs. Moore noted that she liked to see things change and had experienced no culture shock over the rapid advances in technology over the 100 years of her life. She had added however, that modern-day people were different from those who lived in the beginning of the century. "When you go into a new place, people won't welcome you like they used to," she had stated. "They used to be friendlier." Predeceased by her husband, Arthur, she is survived by her son, Ward and his wife, Viola, of Cedar Grove with whom she had lived for the last dozen years; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Obituary from the Verona-Cedar Grove (New Jersey) Times, Nov or Dec 1981. Submitted by: Randy Campbell on 17 Jan 2000
Memorial services for Mrs. Sarah Ellen "Sadie" Moore, 101, a former Freeport resident who resided with her son in Cedar Grove, N.J., and died there Thursday, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Embury United Methodist Church. The Rev. William H. Blomberg will officiate. Her body was cremated. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery. There will be no visitation. As a small child, she lived in Rock City and attended schools there. In1895, the family moved to Freeport. She graduated from Freeport High School, and taught in rural districts until marriage in 1907. She was a member of Embury United Methodist church, and the Women's society of Christian Service of the Church.
Born Dec. 3, 1879, in Rock Run Township, she was the daughter of Robert and Louisa (Robey) Young. She married Arthur R., Moore in 1907. He died July 3, 1948.
Surviving are one son, Ward Moore of Cedar Grove, N.J.: two frandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a niece, Viola Borger of Freeport.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
A memorial fund has been established for Embury United Methodist Church.
Obituary from the Freeport Jounal-Standard, Nov. 1981. Submitted by: Randy Campbell on 17 Jan 2000

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