Summerville, Union County, Oregon
Sabe Choate, a well known aged resident of Summerville precinct, died at an early hour Tuesday morning. Deceased was a member of Hiram Lodge No. 87, A.F. & A.M. of Summerville, under whose auspices he was buried Wednesday afternoon.
Elgin Recorder Friday August 21, 1903
In Memory of Sabe Choate
Sabe Choate was born in Fentress county, Tenn., April 13, 1825. He was married in 1850 to Miss Sarah Mullinix, eleven children were born to them, three of whom are living. Edward and Isaac in Nevada and William of Summerville.
His wife dying in 1867, he was united in marriage a year later to her sister, Miss Nancy J. Mullinix, who survives him. Seven children were born to this union, five are living, viz: Mrs. Lillie Gibson of Aberdeen, Wash., Mrs. Ellen Hug and Anna Hug of Elgin, Jasper M. and Thelburt of Summerville.
Mr. Choate had been a member of the Baptist church for 19 years. He was also a member of Hiram Lodge No. 67, .F. & A.M. and of Olive Branch Chapter No. 6 (?) O.E.S.
He came to Grande Ronde Valley in August, 1886. Died at the family home near Summerville, August 17, 1903, aged 78 years, 4 months and 4 days.
Elgin Recorder Friday October 2, 1903