She is a lifelong resident of Lowell, the eldest of four children and the only living member of Amma and Bert Nichols family. She is the oldest grandchild of Mr. and Mrs. James Pinkerton and Mr. and Mrs. H. James Nichols. Sarah Fern was named for both her grandmothers.
Her memories include all the growth of Lowell, from dirt road and wooden sidewalks, kerosene lamps, wood burning stoves, horse and buggy travel to long hours of hard work in the field and house.
She remembers fun times when her parents bundled their four youngsters for winter trips with horse drawn bobsled over fence high snow, with hot bricks at their feet for warmth. Another memory is of family Christmas's at her grandparents, when hand made gifts were meaningful and summer church picnics were held -- all part of the good old days.
She accepted the Lord as her Saviour at the age of fourteen at the Lowell Church of Christ, which she still attends.
She received her formal education at the old grade and high school located on Main St.
Sarah Fern and Isaac Tuttle were married at her home on May 3, 1909 and shared 63 years of marriage.
Coming home to share in their mother's birthday celebration were all her children, sons Lamar and wife Esther of Hammond, Robert of Levenworth, Kan., Russell and wife Joan of Cedar Lake; their daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Heider of Cedar Lake, Mrs. Edna Ruth Barnett of Fordsville, Ky., and Mrs. Marian Seramur and her husband, B.J. of Lowell; also eleven of nineteen grandchildren and four of sixteen great grandchildren.
Telephone messages, cards, flowers and gifts made the day one to be long remembered.
Go to Sarah Fern Nichols Tuttle, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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