Sarah Crapo Ross

16 December 1867–21 March 1955 (Age 87)
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sarah Crapo

When Sarah Crapo Ross was born on 16 December 1867, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Alphonso Ross, was 40 and her mother, Sarah Bush Crapo, was 32. She married Charles Woodbury Whittier on 28 April 1892, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 21 March 1955, at the age of 87, and was buried in Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Charles Woodbury Whittier
Sarah Crapo Ross
Marriage: 28 April 1892
Ross Whittier
Ruth Whittier
Catherine Whittier
Charles Woodbury Whittier
Nathaniel Whittier

Spouse and Children

    Charles Woodbury Whittier



28 April 1892
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States



    Ruth Whittier


    Catherine Whittier


    Charles Woodbury Whittier



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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1868 · The Fourteenth Amendment

Age 1

As one of the Reconstruction Amendments, the Fourteenth Amendment addresses the rights and protections that all citizens of the United States have. The amendment also limits actions of state and local officials in all states.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 23

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

1 Scottish and English (of Norman origin): habitational name for someone from Rots near Caen in Normandy, probably named with the Germanic element rod ‘clearing’. Compare Rhodes . This was the original home of a family de Ros, who were established in Kent in 1130 .2 Scottish and English: habitational name from any of various places called Ross or Roos(e), deriving the name from Welsh rhós ‘upland’ or moorland, or from a British ancestor of this word, which also had the sense ‘promontory’. This is the sense of the cognate Gaelic word ros. Known sources of the surname include Roos in Humberside (formerly in East Yorkshire) and the region of northern Scotland known as Ross. Other possible sources are Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire, Ross in Northumbria (which is on a promontory), and Roose in Lancashire3 English and German: from the Germanic personal name Rozzo, a short form of the various compound names with the first element hrōd ‘renown’, introduced into England by the Normans in the form Roce.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Whittier in household of Charles W Whittier, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sarah C P Whittier in household of Charles Whittier, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah C R Whittier in household of Charles W Whittier, "United States Census, 1930"

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