Sarah Jane Canter

1837–15 December 1914 (Age 78)
Benedict, Charles, Maryland, United States

The Life of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Canter was born in 1837, in Benedict, Charles, Maryland, United States, her father, Henry V. Canter, was 42 and her mother, Sarah Anne Hickey, was 38. She married Richard Henry Lamar on 20 December 1866. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She lived in Bryantown, Charles, Maryland, United States in 1900 and District 8, Charles, Maryland, United States in 1910. She died on 15 December 1914, at the age of 77, and was buried in Oldfields Episcopal Chapel Cemetery, Hughesville, Charles, Maryland, United States.

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Richard Henry Lamar
Sarah Jane Canter
Marriage: 20 December 1866
Sarah Isabella Lamar
Mary E. Lamar
Annie L. Lamar
Bernice Estelle Lamar

Spouse and Children

    Richard Henry Lamar



20 December 1866


    Sarah Isabella Lamar


    Annie L. Lamar


    Bernice Estelle Lamar


    Mary E. Lamar


Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 9

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 26

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 26

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: from an agent derivative of Anglo-Norman French cant ‘song’, applied as an occupational name for a singer in a chantry or a nickname for someone who had a good voice or who sang a lot.2 Americanized spelling of Kanter or Kantor .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah J Samar in household of Richard Samar, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jane Canter in household of Henry Canter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jane Canter in household of Henry Canter, "United States Census, 1850"

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