Sallie Rachel Froman

This obituary was submitted by Dan Houser

Froman, Sallie Rachel
Died October 1, 1945, Alton, Indiana.

Alton - Sallie Rachel, daughter of Job and Mary Rainforth, immigrants from England, was born in Cincinnati on January 21, 1858, and died at her home in Alton on October 1, 1945, at the age of 87 years, 8 months and 10 days.

When she was an infant her parents located on a farm near Beechwood, where she lived until she was grown. On June 12, 1881, she married Granville J. Froman, who preceded her in death on April 20, 1936. Two children were born to this union, Arthur G. Froman, of Dayton, O., and Frankie L. Riddle, of Alton. At the age of 19 she was converted at Fredonia, giving her heart to Christ. Her character and daily walk through life, her sacrificing love and devotion for her family and thoughtfulness of her neighbors proved she lived her religion.

Besides her son and daughter she is survived by three grandchildren, James A. Froman, Paul E. Froman and Rachel L. Pickrel, and four great grandchildren, all of Dayton; one brother, E.W. Rainforth, of Leavenworth. One grandson, whom she helped to rear, Quartermaster, Arthur Robert Riddle, U.S.N., made the supreme sacrifice on October 29, 1944.

Funeral services were held at Fredonia on Thursday at 2:00 p.m, conducted by the Rev John E. Douglas, of Kingsbury, Ind. The Rev E.E. Morris, of Leavenworth, assisted by rendering two solos. Members of the Order of the Eastern Star of Leavenworth were in charge of the music and flowers.