Sarah Lovisa Waters

9 September 1840–25 September 1928 (Age 88)
Champlain, Champlain, Clinton, New York, United States

The Life of Sarah Lovisa

When Sarah Lovisa Waters was born on 9 September 1840, in Champlain, 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 Auburn, Placer, California, United States.

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

Spouse and Children

Minnesota, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 8

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

Age 23

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

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from an altered form of the personal name Walter .2 English: variant of Water 2.3 Irish: when not the English surname, an Anglicized form of various Gaelic names taken to be derived from uisce ‘water’ ( see for example Haskin , Hiskey , Tydings ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Waters in household of John Waters, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah L Douglass in household of Evans R Foster, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sarah Douglass in household of Thomas A Douglass, "United States Census, 1900"

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