Sarah Jane Bloomer

Brief Life History of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Bloomer was born on 31 May 1836, in Fayette, Ohio, United States, her father, Elijah Bloomer, was 24 and her mother, Nancy Hopkins, was 19. She married George W. May on 30 August 1854, in Fayette, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Marion Township, Fayette, Ohio, United States for about 10 years and Clarksburg, Deerfield Township, Ross, Ohio, United States in 1900. She died on 22 March 1910, in Deerfield Township, Ross, Ohio, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in New Holland Cemetery, New Holland, Marion Township, Fayette, Ohio, United States.

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George W. May
Sarah Jane Bloomer
Marriage: 30 August 1854
Frank May
Ella May
Lottie May
Mary May
Edgar May
Ida May
Elsie May
Della May
George May

Sources (27)

  • Sarah J May in household of George W May, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah J. Bloomer, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Sarah Jane Bloomer, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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Name Meaning

English: occupational name for an iron worker, from Middle English blomere (see Bloom 4).

Americanized form of Dutch Bloemer or German Blümer (see Blumer ).

Irish (Tyrone): unexplained. MacLysaght says that it is a synonym of Gormley .

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

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