Sarah Ellen Whitman
Died: February 25, 1925, buried in Harrietstown Cemetery
Married: Sidney Edwin Otis in 1870
In 1910 the Census states the family living on Lake Clear to Saranac Inn Road In 1920 the Census states the family living on a farm on Saranac Inn Road
Chiefly known for:
Tupper Lake Herald, March 13, 1925
Mrs. Otis was born in Clintonsville, December 4,1851. She was the daughter of George and Zoa Whitman, of Harrietstown. She moved with her parents to Harrietstown when a little girl. She married Edwin S. Otis, of Lake Clear and had spent her entire married life in Lake Clear Mr. Otis died about four years ago.
She was a member of the Presbyterian church at Lake Clear and of the Women's Relief Corps of Saranac Lake. Among the pioneer residents of this vicinity, Mrs. Otis has been identified with many enterprises promoting the growth and development of the region. She was interested in public affairs, a devout Christian, and an able worker in club and church activities. Her health has been impaired since an illness which she suffered a year ago.
Surviving members of the immediate family are three daughters, Mrs. Allen I. Vosburgh, of Lake Clear; Mrs. Julius A. Roberts, of Elizabethtown; and Mrs. Clifford R. Pettis, of Albany; three sons Matthew and Fitz-Edward of Lake Clear; and George W. Otis, of Albany; two sisters, Mrs. Emily Morrow, of Saranac Lake; and Mrs. Chas. Martin, of Mount Kisco; two brothers, Gilbert G. Whitman and Alvain F. Whitman, both of Saranac Lake. Several grandchildren also survive.