Sadie Eppley (1909 - 2008)

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Sadie Catherine Eppley
1909 - 2008
August 31, 1909
York County, Pennsylvania United States
March 28, 2008
Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina United States 28734
Sadie Eppley was born on August 31, 1909 in Pennsylvania United States. She died on March 28, 2008 in Franklin, North Carolina United States at 98 years of age.
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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 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, explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

In 1919, she was just 10 years old when in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

In 1948, Sadie was 39 years old when on May 14th, the State of Israel was proclaimed by David Ben-Gurion, who became Israel's first Premier, and the U.S. officially recognized Israel. That evening, Egypt launched an air assault on Israel.

In 1968, by the time she was 59 years old, on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1975, she was 66 years old when on September 5th, Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme tried to assassinate President Ford in Sacramento, California. She failed when her gun wouldn't fire. President Ford escaped a second assassination attempt 17 days later on September 22 when Sarah Jane Moore tried to shoot him in San Francisco. A bystander saw her raise her arm, grabbed it, and the shot went wild.

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