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Sarah Christina (Tena) Laing[1]

Female 1854 - 1926  (72 years)


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  • Name Sarah Christina (Tena) Laing  [2
    Born 14 May 1854  St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Name Tena 
    Died 25 May 1926  Centre Twp., St. Joseph Co. IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried Bowman Cemetery, Miami St, South Bend, St Joseph, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • Grace Adele Perkins and Christina Laing (wife of David Whiteman) are cousins on the Laing side...Samuel and Sarah Laing are grandparents of Grace and Christina.
      Laing Family Plot at Bowman Cemetery, South Bend, IN:
      Samuel 1801-1866
      Sarah 1805-185_ (not engraved on headstone, 1855 by Ancestry.com.)
      Frederick J. 1825-1861 (Christina's father)
      Mary Ann 1825-1863 (Christina's mother)
      Phebe 1859-1864
      P. Garber Oct 2003 personal visit to cemetery
      "Mrs. Christina Whiteman, age 72, a pioneer of St. Joseph county, died Tuesday night at 5:30 o'clock in her residence where she was born, on Olive street road in Center township. She was born May 14, 1854, and had spent all her life in St. Joseph county. Oct. 3, 1875, she was united in marriage with David Whiteman, in Center township, and last October they celebrated their golden wedding.
      Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Claude Whiteman, Union township; two daughters, Mrs. Rowena Ritter, Greene township, and Mrs. Wreatha Poole, Center township, and eight grandchildren. Elias Rupel, of South bend, is her uncle. The funeral will be held in the residence Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Cecil Franklin, pastor of the Indiana Avenue Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Bowman cemetery." South Bend Tribune, May 26, 1926, p. 5.

      Called "Tena" her full name was Sarah Christina per will of Elias Rupel.
      WFT Vol. 4 Tree 4021
    Person ID I21993  Glenn Cook Family
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 

    Father Frederick Laing 
    Mother Mary Ann Rupel 
    Family ID F10788  Group Sheet

    Family David Whiteman,   b. 3 Oct 1852, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1935, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1875  St Joseph Co, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • ~Laings are found marrying in White Co., Indiana in 1880 and in St. Joseph in 1854
    Children 
     1. Edna Whiteman,   b. 13 Feb 1879,   d. 24 Nov 1892  (Age 13 years)
     2. Claude Laing Whiteman,   b. 18 Mar 1881, South Bend, Saint Joseph County, Indiana, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1954, South Bend, Saint Joseph County, Indiana, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Charles Roy Whiteman,   b. 13 Nov 1889, St Joseph Co, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1919  (Age 29 years)
     4. Rowena Fern Whiteman,   b. 26 Nov 1891, St Joseph Co, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1986, Hamilton Grove Retirement Home, New Carlisle, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     5. Wreatha Faye Whiteman,   b. 19 Sep 1898, St Joseph County, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1987, Memorial Hospital, South Bend, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2006 
    Family ID F9800  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S292] Pammala Garber nee Thomas.

    2. [S40] Desc AWhiteman & HP-MM Whiteman Anc BGW.paf, Byron G Whiteman, (Self-published, CompuServe).

    3. [S750] LDS AFN: 1H30-D32.

    4. [S76] South Bend Tribune Obituary, 5-26-1926, 5-28-1926 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S167] Family Records, Pamm Garber.