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Our Sayer Connection
Personal Information Page for

Charles B. Sayer
s/o Henry A. Sayer and Margaret Boyd Patterson, h/o


Although he is not a direct line ancestor of ours I do believe that ANY and ALL information that might lead to pertinent information should be recorded. Therefore I am adding the following with respect to Charles B. Sayer, nephew of Robert Campbell Snodgrass and Elizabeth Agness Sayer. According to `History of Washington Co., Pa.' by J.H. Beers & Co., Robert Snodgrass raised two of his wife's nephews, James Patterson Sayer and Charles B. Sayer (pg.343).

On this page you will find

Obituary of Charles B. Sayer:


Obituary of Charles B. Sayer

Chas. Sayers died at his home in Washington, D.C., Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock, aged about 45 years. Mr. Sayers was well known in Washington, having clerked for a number of years with Isaac Sharp and others. He was born in Allegheny City, but had lived for a number of years with the family of Robert Snodgrass, Toledo, Franklin township. He was a brother of the late Major Jas. P. Sayer. He married a daughter of Elisha Vankirk, of South Franklin township, and she and eight children survive him. About 12 years ago he entered the surgeon general’s office in Washington, D.C., as a clerk. This office is connected with the pension department which was located in the old Ford’s theatre at the time that building collapsed last summer. Mr. Sayer was shut up in one of the rooms for several hours unable to get out, and while there inhaled the falling lime. This produced an abscess on the lungs and finally developed into consumption. The deceased served for one year and a half in a Pennsylvania regiment during the late war, being only 15 years of age at the time he entered the service. He was a member of the G.A.R. Post in Washington, D.C., and this post attended in a body at the funeral services which were held at the Epworth Memorial church Thursday afternoon. The remains reached Washington on the 8:55 B.&0. train from Pittsburgh Friday morning, accompanied by the wife, her son and son-in-law, and were met at the station by a number of relatives and friends, as we1l as a delegation from Wm. Templeton Post U. G.A.R. Owing to the late hour at which this post received the intelligence of their comrade’s death, he having been a member of the post at one time, it was impossible to turn out in a body. The remains were taken immediately to the cemetery for interment where brief services were held by Rev. E. R. Jones, of Kinsman, Ohio, whose wife was a sister of the deceased, and the only member of the family left, and who was also present at the funeral. Mr. Sayers was a genial man, well liked and had many acquaintances in this county who will regret to hear of his death.