Sara "Sacy" Caldwell Maxwell King

Tributes~Sara "Sacy" Caldwell Maxwell King

Sara "Sacy" Caldwell Maxwell King
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Date of Birth: 
June 13 1913
Date of Death: 
May 17 1997

Sara Caldwell Maxwell (Sacy) King was born in Sanford, Florida June 13, 1913 to Richard and Maybelle Maxwell. She lived in Sanford her entire life. She became Sanford city Librarian in June 1951 where she worked until she retired in 1978.

That was the year she discovered after a lifetime of loving and making cloth dolls, that there was a world of porcelain doll makers out there. She bought a kiln, started taking lessons and never stopped. Always generous with her creations, if you professed to love something she made she would usually give it to you.

Sacy had four children, and many grandchildren, and great grandchildren. A recent comment from one of her grandsons, writing about one of Sacy's dolls she had given him. "A very precious treasure, completely made by my Grandmother, who we called "Gran", even the porcelain body, head, limbs, poured in molds, fired in her kiln, painted by hand and assembled. She made the clothes too. She was an artist and a true Southern lady. She gave it to me over 20 years ago. She was so loving and talented and a great example for us all."

Sacy passed away May 17, 1997 at the age of 85.

The dolls shown below in the first photo were given to Kim Peters and her children Christopher and Ashley. The dolls in the last two photos were given to Kaye Warner. The dolls were donated in March 2017 to the Museum of Seminole County History on 17-92 along with copies of the photograph and documents attached above.

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Place of Birth: 
Sanford, Florida, United States
Place of Death: 
Orlando, Florida, United States
Primary State of Residence: 
Sanford, Florida, United States

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Thank you. Our Gran was a true treasure to our family and an example to us all of a life well lived. My grandchildren call me Gran in her honor. I wish she could have known them.

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