Sunday, April 24, 2011

Backward Glance - Sabrina Letticia McKinley

left: Sabrina Osborn; right: Sabrina with her husband, Russell Scott Osborn, and their son, Charles
Sabrina Letticia McKinley was born October 23, 1836, in Morgan County, Ohio. She was the daughter of William Vale and Ruth (Carl) McKinley. Between 1850 and 1854, her parents moved to Henry County, Illinois, where Sabrina married Russell Scott Osborn on March 26, 1857.

Four children were born to Sabrina and Russell in Illinois: Julia Jeannett (1857, my 2ggm), Norris Scott (1859), Tirzah Ellen (1860) and Ulysses S. G. (1864).

The family removed to Iowa in about 1865. Four more children were born in that state: Nathan Earnest (1866), Kate Florence (1868), Oscar Orlando (1870) and Russell Carl (1872). Another move, this time to a farmstead near Alton, Osborne County, Kansas, took place in August 1872. Charles Wesley (1874), Hugh Richard (1879) and Alta Letticia (1881) were born there.

Sabrina accompanied her husband to Topeka, Kansas, when he served as Secretary of State from 1892 - 1894. She died there on October 28, 1898. Sabrina is buried at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, southwest of Alton, Kansas.

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