Sarah S. Bane

Name: Sarah Bane d. 6/26/1942 age 72

Family: Husband, Benjamin, sons, Henry and William

Sarah and Benjamin came from Shavel, Lithuania in 1914. Her family called her "Sura Sheva." She was heavy and short and wore thick glasses, remembers David Schuman, a great nephew. She was also a very kind and solicitous host who served watermelon to her guests on hot summer days, Schuman said. Sarah, Benjamin and their two sons, William and Henry, lived on Roxboro Street. Sarah Bane spoke Yiddish at home, but her sons picked up English quickly. Both did well, one becoming an architect, the other a lawyer. Her husband, Benjamin, lived on another 11 years after her death in 1942.