Sarah Ellen Willis

FemaleSeptember 1860–27 March 1910

Brief Life History of Sarah Ellen

When Sarah Ellen Willis was born in September 1860, in Michigan, United States, her father, Thomas S Willis, was 31 and her mother, Anna M Lamb, was 30. She married Harvey Elias Taylor on 23 May 1880, in Bangor, Van Buren, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Geneva Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 27 March 1910, in Bangor, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Bangor, Van Buren, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Harvey Elias Taylor
Sarah Ellen Willis
Marriage: 23 May 1880
Bertha E. Taylor
Bert T. Taylor
Bessie Estella Taylor
Dehlia E Taylor
Velma A Taylor

Sources (42)

  • Sarah E Willis in household of Thomas S Willis, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah Ellen Willis - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Sarah E Willis
  • Sarah E Willis, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 May 1880Bangor, Van Buren, Michigan, United States
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 3

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 3

    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 15

    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

    variant of Will with genitival -s. This surname represents a retention of the second syllable, introduced by the addition of the Middle English genitival suffix -es, which would have been pronounced in the Middle English period. Compare Wills . In some cases the name is a variant of Willey , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

    variant of Willows .


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

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