Marker Type: Headstone
Dimensions (H x W x D): 65 in x 48 x 29 in
Direction Marker Faces: East
Inscription: SAMUEL B. VROOMAN / JUNE 27, 1839 / MARCH 9, 1902 / ANNE HIS WIFE / MARCH 16, 1846 / JUNE 8, 1911 / VROOMAN
Biography: Samuel B. Vrooman was born in Wyoming County, New York on June 27, 1839. He moved to Crawford County, PA early in life. He was married to Sarah Anne Vrooman until his death. He served a short time as postmaster at Newtontown and later owned the Reynold’s grocery store in Hydetown. In his retirement, he was elected to the Hydetown Boro Council. He died on March 9, 1902 of complications from a cerebral abscess.
Sarah Anne Vrooman was born on March 16, 1846 in New York. Her parents were Edward and Eliza Newton. Her family moved to Troy Township, Crawford County, PA when she was a child. She married Samuel B. Vrooman and moved to Titusville after his passing. Anne died at age 65 of a combination of flu and erysipelas (bacterial infection) of the head and face skin.
Samuel and Anne had two surviving children: Martin Benjamin Vrooman (1869 – 1950) and Bertha Vrooman Eddy (1871 – 1943).
Use these links to view Samuel B. and Sarah Anne Vrooman in the U.S. Census:
Sarah Anne Vrooman’s Death Certificate: