Sarah Ellen Bower

17 March 1854–29 January 1881 (Age 26)
Dallas, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Ellen

When Sarah Ellen Bower was born on 17 March 1854, in Dallas, Missouri, United States, her father, Emanuel Bower, was 37 and her mother, Paulina Jane Yeager, was 25. She married Christopher Columbus Lightner on 23 October 1879, in Dallas, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Dallas Township, Greene, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Missouri, United States in 1870. She died on 29 January 1881, in Dallas, Missouri, United States, at the age of 26, and was buried in Urbana, Dallas, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christopher Columbus Lightner
Sarah Ellen Bower
Marriage: 23 October 1879
Cornelia Rosetta Lightner

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 October 1879Dallas, Missouri, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 6
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    Age 9
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1865 · Slavery Abolished
    Age 11
    On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English bour, bor(e), bur(e) (Old English būr) ‘cottage, chamber, bower’, denoting either a ‘cottager’ or ‘chamber-servant’, or a topographic name for someone who lived in a small cottage, or a habitational name from any of various minor places called from this word in Somerset, Sussex, Essex, and Peeblesshire. Compare Bowerman and Bowring .English: variant of Bowyer , for a maker or seller of bows or an archer, from Middle English bowyere, an agent derivative of Old English boga ‘bow’.Americanized form of German Bauer ‘peasant’ or ‘neighbor, fellow citizen’, or of its Dutch cognate Bouwer .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (5)

    • Ellen Bowers in household of Emmanuel Bowers, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Sarah E Bower in entry for C C Lightner, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Sarah E Bower in household of Emanuel Bower, "United States Census, 1860"

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