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Neale, Sarah (Sadie) (1849-1948)

Community
New York, Mount Lebanon
Family
Church Family
Birth date
07/08/1849
Death date
02/17/1948
Biography

Sister Sarah Ann, also known as Sadie or Sally, Neale was one of a group of six Neale children that came to the Shakers in 1855; only she and her sister Emma J. Neale remained Shakers. She was admitted to the East Family at Mount Lebanon, and was moved to the Watervliet Church Family in 1863. She returned to Mount Lebanon in 1896 and remained there for much of the rest of her life, first at the Church Family (1896-1930) and then the Center Family (1930-ca. 1940). In about 1940, she moved to the Church Family at Hancock, MA, where she died. While at Watervliet, she taught school and helped establish and run The Shaker newspaper. From 1898 until 1930, she acted as postmaster for the Mount Lebanon post office, which then was operated from the Church Family Office. In 1923, she was made a trustee of the Society. She also served as a deaconess, supervising the orchards and gardens. 

New York, Mount Lebanon

New York,  Mount Lebanon

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Shaker Museum Neale, Sarah (Sadie) (1849-1948). https://shakermuseum.us/people/?id=4739. Accessed on June 18, 2021

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