Sarah Ella Fairchild

Brief Life History of Sarah Ella

When Sarah Ella Fairchild was born on 31 January 1856, in Vermilion, Illinois, United States, her father, Rev. Daniel Fairchild Jr., was 45 and her mother, Elizabeth Lucy Hemenway, was 43. She married James Robert Drayton on 20 January 1874, in Carlyle, Clinton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Aviston, Clinton, Illinois, United States in 1900 and East St. Louis, St. Clair, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 28 June 1935, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Trenton Cemetery, Trenton, Clinton, Illinois, United States.

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James Robert Drayton
Sarah Ella Fairchild
Marriage: 20 January 1874
Charles Edward Drayton sr
Mary Caroline or Mamie Drayton
Milton James Drayton
Robert Albert Drayton
Clarence Everett Drayton
William Francis Drayton
Walter Louis Drayton

Sources (17)

  • Ella Drayton in household of James R Drayton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ellen Fairchilds - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Sarah Ella Fairchild
  • Ellen Fairchilds, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"

World Events (8)

1858 · A House Divided

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.


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

1877 · The First Workers Strike

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

Name Meaning

English (southern): nickname from Middle English fair child ‘handsome child’ or ‘handsome youth of noble birth’ (see Child ).

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

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