Sarah Oliver

1825–1 February 1891 (Age 66)
Knottingley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Oliver was born in 1825, in Knottingley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John R Oliver, was 19 and her mother, Catharine Platts, was 21. She married Samuel Amos MacRae on 26 September 1846, in Augustine Cove, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Lot 3, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada in 1881. She died on 1 February 1891, in Alberton, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada, at the age of 66, and was buried in Woodlawn United Methodist Cemetery, Alberton, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Amos MacRae
1814–1891
Sarah Oliver
1825–1891
Marriage: 26 September 1846
Margaret Ellen MacRae
1847–1936
Levi Amos Mccrea
1850–1881
Frances Mcrae
1855–
Agnes Augusta Macrae
1857–1928
Miles Macrae
1860–1875
Inez Macrae
1862–1924

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 September 1846
Augustine Cove, Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada
children

(6)

    Margaret Ellen MacRae

    Female1847–1936Female

    Levi Amos Mccrea

    Male1850–1881Male

    Female1855–Female

    Agnes Augusta Macrae

    Female1857–1928Female

    Miles Macrae

    Male1860–1875Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John R Oliver

    Male1806–1883Male

    Catharine Platts

    Female1804–1867Female

siblings

(7)

    Female1825–1891Female

    William Oliver

    Male1828–1902Male

    John Oliver

    Male1830–1832Male

    Henry Oliver

    Male1832–1888Male

    John Robert Oliver

    Male1843–1922Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1830

Age 5

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 8

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
1843

Age 18

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Welsh, and German: from the Old French personal name Olivier, which was taken to England by the Normans from France. It was popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages as having been borne by one of Charlemagne's paladins, the faithful friend of Roland, about whose exploits there were many popular romances. The name ostensibly means ‘olive tree’ ( see Oliveira ), but this is almost certainly the result of folk etymology working on an unidentified Germanic personal name, perhaps a cognate of Alvaro . The surname is also borne by Jews, apparently as an adoption of the non-Jewish surname.2 Catalan and southern French (Occitan): generally a topographic name from oliver ‘olive tree’, but in some instances possibly related to the homonymous personal name (see 1 above).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Oliver in household of John Oliver, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Sarah Oliver in entry for Charles H Harwood and Inez Merrill, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Sarah Oliver, "Prince Edward Island Marriage Registers, 1832-1888"

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