Sarah Lovisa Waters

Female9 September 1840–25 September 1928

Brief Life History of Sarah Lovisa

When Sarah Lovisa Waters was born on 9 September 1840, in Champlain, Clinton, New York, United States, her father, John Waters, was 40 and her mother, Olive Naomi Richardson, was 39. She married Thomas A. Douglass in 1862, in Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Webster Township, Day, South Dakota, United States in 1900 and Judicial Township 3, Placer, California, United States in 1910. She died on 25 September 1928, in Auburn, Placer, California, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Old Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Placer, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas A. Douglass
Sarah Lovisa Waters
Marriage: 1862
John Albert Douglas
Mary Mae Elvira Douglass
William Byron Douglass
William Douglass

Sources (9)

  • Sarah Waters in household of John Waters, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Lovisa Waters Douglass, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sarah in entry for William Byron Paul, "Minnesota Births and Christenings, 1840-1980"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1862Minnesota, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 10

    EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: Samuel Hayle BIRTH unknown DEATH 1850 BURIAL Old Auburn Cemetery Auburn, Placer County, California, USA PLOT E 1/2 315 MEMORIAL ID 50077314 · View Source


    Age 23

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: variant of Water 1 and 2, with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Irish: when not the English surname, this is an Anglicized form of various Gaelic names taken to be derived from uisce ‘water’ (see for example Haskin , Hiskey ).

    History: James Waters came from London, England, to Salem, MA, in 1630. Lawrence Waters came to Charlestown, MA, from Lancaster, England, in 1675.

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

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