Sarah Lucinda Lake Van Leuven
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Sarah Lucinda Lake was born May 5, 1861 in Harrisville, Utah. She married Ransom Carlos Van Leuven on October 30, 1879 in Clifton, Idaho. (Ransom was a brother to William Elloiott Van Leuven, who married Sarah's sister Julia, so two sisters married two brothers.) They made their home in Clifton, Idaho until 1890 when they moved to Lewiston, Utah. Thirteen years later they returned to Clifton. They were the parents of nine children: Nellie Van Leuven Kent of Los Angeles; Etta Van Leuven Henderson of Blackfoot; Ethel Van Leuven Henderson of Los Angeles; Lois Van Leuven Dustin of Gridley, California; Alta Van Leuven Henderson of Bliss, Idaho; Ransom Carlos Van Leuven Jr. of Clifton; Marvin George Van Leuven of Clifton; Verna Van Leuven Waite, of Gooding, Idaho; and Herbert Van Leuven. Both Sarah and Ransom served in the LDS Church. Ransom served as a missionary to the southern states from 1888-1890. In 1939 they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, the oldest married couple living in Clifton. At that time both were active physically and mentally. Sarah took pride in her hobbies of quilt-making, all kinds of needlework, and in keeping up her home. In 1939 they had 8 living children, 28 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. Sarah died in Clifton, Idaho on April 14, 1940 and is buried in Dayton, Idaho.