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WHITE CITY REGISTER, 13 November 1924
Anna Sabina Pearson was born in Hillsborough, New Brunswick, now a Province of Canada, September 15th, 1847. She came to Chicago, Illinois, with her family in 1870. She became a seamstress and worked at that trade for some time. She moved with her family near the present site of White City, Kansas, in 1871. She homesteaded a piece of land adjoining her father’s homestead, located two miles north of White City Kansas.

Miss Pearson was one of the first teachers in the White City public schools. She also taught at district 7 known as Stone Chapel, for several terms.

After her stepmother’s death she kept house for her father until his death in 1900. She resided on the homestead until 1909 when she moved to White City, Kansas, where she resided until her death.

She joined the First Baptist church in Skiddy in the spring of 1872 and was a member of that church until the First Baptist church was established in White City. Since then she has attended the Congregational and Methodist churches in White City. She was a faithful church worker, always doing her part. The remaining years of her life she devoted to social service. She is well known in this community and has a host of friends who will miss her.

She passed away quietly at her home Friday evening November 7th, 1924 after a brief illness.

She leaves to mourn her loss one brother, Albert Pearson of Kansas City, Mo., a sister in law, Laura Pearson of White City, Kansas, and the following nieces and nephews; Howard and Vernon Pearson and Mrs. R. W. Sheldon of this place, Elmer, Mervin, and Ora Belle Pearson of Pueblo, Colorado, Warren Pearson of Lawrence, Kansas, Foster Baxter of Kansas City, Mo., Archie Pearson of Chicago, Sydney Pearson of St. Paul, Minn., and Clifford and Fred Pearson of Kansas City, Mo.

Her life was one of noble purpose, generous service and work well done. Her motto was:

Let noble thought be yours alway,
For thoughts are things immortal;
Let noble deeds be yours alway,
For they extend to Heaven’s portal.

Her religion was a matter of deeds rather than creeds.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church at 2:30 Sunday November 9th, conducted by Rev. C. Cray Jones. The pallbearers were old friends of long standing. Burial was made in the White City cemetery.
Transcribed and Contributed by Jane Fraser

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