An Obituary for Sarah Ann Mattingly Mullen from the Mt. Sterling Democrat Message.
Sarah A. Mullen was born in Louisville, Kentucky, November 5, 1836, departed this life at 5:00 a. m. Sunday morning, June 22, 1924, at the age of 83 years, 7 months and 17 days.
She was united in marriage to Patrick Mullen at Augusta, Illinois, in 1854, who preceded her in death thirty-four years ago in 1890. To this union twelve children were born, four of whom preceded her in death, namely: Ed, Agnes, Nora and Mary.
She is survived by seven children1. Patrick with whom she made her home, Owen J. of Peoria, Arney J. of Timewell, Ill; Mrs. Frank Bowen of Timewell, Ill; Mrs. Ben Factor of Alton, Ill; Mrs. O. M. Hatton, Downs, Ill; Mrs. Jas Thomas, Buckhorn, Ill; Mrs. Peter Thornton of Mt Sterling. Also forty-one grandchildren, forty great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. The funeral was held from St. Mary’s church Tuesday morning at 9:30, conducted by Rev. Father ____den.
The obit says seven children surviving but lists eight which is correct. ↩