Sarah Ellen Whitman

Born: December 4, 1851 in Clintonville, the daughter of George Whitman & Zoa Labounty

Died: February 25, 1925, buried in Harrietstown Cemetery

Married: Sidney Edwin Otis in 1870

Children: 7 children: Etta Otis, Zoe E. Otis Carpenter Roberts, Katie Otis, Eunice Maude Otis or Maude Eunice Otis Pettis, Matthew W. Otis, George W. Otis, and Fitz-Edward Otis

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. Sarah Ellen Otis, aged 73, of Lake Clear, died Wednesday morning, Feb. 25, at the Saranac Lake General Hospital.

Funeral services was held from the home in Lake Clear. Rev. Henry Cousens, pastor of the Presbyterian church at Paul Smiths, conducted the services. Interment was made in the Lake Clear cemetery.

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.