Sarah Elizabeth Mathis

Brief Life History of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Mathis was born on 22 February 1863, in Perry, Tennessee, United States, her father, James Blewford Mathis, was 25 and her mother, Mary Dabbs, was 21. She married Milton Green Tomerlin about 1875, in Perry, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 16 September 1955, at the age of 92, and was buried in Perry, Tennessee, United States.

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Milton Green Tomerlin
Sarah Elizabeth Mathis
Marriage: about 1875
James Walter Tomerlin
Alice Florence Tomerlin
John Franklin Tomerlin
William Albert Tomerlin
Mary Hilda Tomerlin
Minnie Belle Tomerlin

Sources (12)

  • Sarah E Tomlin in household of M G Tomlin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • S E Mathis, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Sarah Elizabeth Mathis Tomerlin, "Find A Grave Index"

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1865 · Sultana Tragedy

In April of 1865, the steamboat the Sultana exploded. The Civil War had been over for awhile so this was considered the worst maritime disaster in US history. Compared to the Titanic where 1,512 people were killed, 1,8000 soldiers were killed on the Sultana. Confederate soldiers that weeks earlier had been fighting with Union soldiers were now fighting to save their lives.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

German, French (mainly Alsace and Lorraine), and Flemish: from a variant of the personal name Matthias (see Matthew ). Compare Matthys .

English: from a pet form of the personal names Matthew or Mathias .

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

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