|Alicia Hospital Ladies Association
St. Augustine, Florida
A singularly appropriate and beautiful table was the Memorial so named in honor of the ladies who were
most active in organizing the hospital association and holding its first fair. Miss Mather and Miss Perit and
two ladies who assisted them with the work and especially the table of their church, the Miss Humphreys
and Miss Kate Humphreys, who have passed away.
In Memory of Miss Mather (Times Union May 14, 1894)
At a special meeting of the Hospital association a committee of three ladies was appointed to draft
resolutions on the death of Miss Sarah A. Mather, one of the earliest members. The committee reports
"Whereas, God in His wisdom has seen fit to remove from among us one of our most faithful workers
and beloved members, Miss Sarah A. Mather, therefore, be it:
Resolved, That the members of the Hospital association desire to express their sympathy with her
surviving relatives and friends, as well as to give expression to their own personal loss.
Her life was an inspiration in every good work in St. Augustine. She worked faithfully, not only for the
Indian and the colored race, but also for the poor, the sick and the bereaved, wherever found. Truly her
pastor said at her funderal services, 'She has ceased from her labors, and her works do follow her.'
Heaviest hearts at her coming were lightened, Ready her hands to assist and reheve (?)
Many a face at her kind words has brightened,
It was more blessed to give than receive.
Resolved, That this resolution be placed on the minutes of the association, and be published in the
Times-Union and local papers, and that copies be sent to the relatives."
Mrs. H. I. Leavenworth
Mrs. D. C. Bigelow
Mrs. E. M. Goodrich.
St. Augustine, Fla., May 3, 1894;
Mrs. M. C. Ingraham
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