Sarah Melitta Day

Female17 December 1846–22 February 1947

Brief Life History of Sarah Melitta

When Sarah Melitta Day was born on 17 December 1846, in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Samuel Day, was 28 and her mother, Sophronia A Dodge, was 19. She married John H Mullen in 1865, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 22 February 1947, at the age of 100, and was buried in Beverly, Essex, Massachusetts, United States.

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John H Mullen
Sarah Melitta Day
Marriage: 1865

Sources (16)

  • Sarah M Day in household of Samuel Day, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Sarah M Mullin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sarah M Mullen in entry for Mullen, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1865Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (1)

      Female1865– Female

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 17

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 17

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 29

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from Middle English day(e), dey(e) ‘dairyman or dairymaid’. Originally used only of women, it was later used of men with the sense ‘man in charge of the dairy cattle’. This is probably the most common source of the surname.

    English: from the Middle English personal name Day(e) or Dey. In western England this is probably a pet form of David , but in northern England and perhaps elsewhere also it is a late Middle English variant of Daw, a pet form of Ralph (see Daw , Dakin ).

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Deaghaidh (see O'Dea ).

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

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