Sadie Eppley (1909 - 2008)

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Sadie Catherine Eppley
1909 - 2008
updated February 06, 2019
Sadie Eppley was born on August 31, 1909 in Pennsylvania. She died on March 28, 2008 in Franklin, North Carolina at 98 years of age.

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Sadie Eppley was born on in York County, Pennsylvania United States

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Sadie Eppley died on in Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina United States 28734

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Sadie C. Matthewson
FRANKLIN, NC Sadie Catherine Matthewson, 98, passed away Friday, March 28, 2008. She was born August 31, 1909, in Hellam Township, and was the daughter of the late Harry Eppley and Mary Ann Brenneman Eppley, and the granddaughter of William and Catherine Eppley and Henry and Rebecca Markle Brenneman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands, William M. Humer, George Reinfried, and Samuel Matthewson; sister, Rosa Eppley Wallick; brothers, Edward Eppley, Granville "Red" Eppley, Sylvester "Os" Eppley, and Eugene Eppley; daughter, Savilla Humer Smith; son, Clyde Humer; and grandsons, Arthur Carter, III and William M Carter. Sadie was the last living member of her immediate family. She was retired from Cole Steel and a volunteer at the Salvation Army. She was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in York. Surviving are two daughters, Patricia Carter and husband, Art of Otto, N.C., and Helen Hibner of York; grandchildren, Rosalind McComas of York, Kay Deckard of Roswell, Ga., Ken Smith of York, Doug Smith of York, Tim Hibner of York, Mike Hibner of York, Dan Hibner of York, Liz Hibner of York, and Vickie Tallent of Otto, N.C.; 11 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. No services are planned. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, York. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Macon County Humane Society, P.O. Box 81, Franklin, NC 28744; or Macon County Historical Society, 36 W. Main St., Franklin, NC 28734; or a charity of your choice. Macon Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1175, Franklin, N.C., is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences are available at [external link]
Published in the York Daily Record & York Dispatch on 3/30/2008.

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In 1909, in the year that Sadie Eppley was born, the NAACP was founded by W. E. B. Du Bois. The organization focused on legal strategies designed to confront the critical civil rights issues of the day - which included lynching and segregation in schools. The goal was to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the United States Constitution.

In 1914, she was merely 5 years old when President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1931, at the age of 22 years old, Sadie was alive when on May 1st, the Empire State Building opened in New York City. At 1,454 feet (including the roof and antenna), it was the tallest building in the world until the World Trade Center's North Tower was built in 1970. (It is now the 34th tallest.) Opening at the beginning of the Great Depression, most of the offices in the Empire State Building remained unoccupied for years and the observation deck was an equal source of revenue and kept the building profitable.

In 1944, at the age of 35 years old, Sadie was alive when on June 6th, the largest amphibious invasion in history was launched - the Normandy landing (called D-Day). Soldiers from the United States, Britain, Canada, and the Free French landed on Normandy Beach and were later joined by Poland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Almost 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and 277 minesweepers were involved. Nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel on D-Day - Allied casualties on the first day were at least 10,000. 4,414 were confirmed dead.

In 1969, by the time she was 60 years old, on July 20th, the first men walked on the moon. Apollo 11 astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. both walked on the moon but it was Armstrong who first stepped on the moon. They fulfilled the promise of President Kennedy's commitment in 1961 to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade.

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Samuel Eppley
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Helen L Eppley
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Rose Eppley
Jan 8, 1930 - May 2, 2001
Los Angeles, CA
Mervin Eppley
Jun 15, 1893 - September 1974
Pittsburgh, PA
Ida Eppley
Feb 4, 1907 - July 1985
Binghamton, NY
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Clarence Eppley
Mar 13, 1916 - May 1987
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