Sally Smith Holcomb

9 April 1838–2 December 1924 (Age 86)
Richland, Sangamon, Illinois, United States

The Life of Sally Smith

When Sally Smith Holcomb was born on 9 April 1838, in Richland, Sangamon, Illinois, United States, her father, Alonzo Holcomb, was 38 and her mother, Lucy Morgan, was 38. She married Gordon Anson Henry in 1859. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Washington, United States in 1870 and Clackamas, Oregon, United States in 1880. She died on 2 December 1924, in Olympia, Thurston, Washington, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Thurston, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gordon Anson Henry
1837–1897
Sally Smith Holcomb
1838–1924
Marriage: 1859
Anson M Henry
1864–1949
Lucy B Henry
1864–1943
Irene Christine Henry
1873–1905
Elvira Eliza Henry
1876–1964
Edith Floy Henry
1879–1920

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1859
children

(5)

    Male1864–1949Male

    Female1864–1943Female

    Irene Christine Henry

    Female1873–1905Female

    Elvira Eliza Henry

    Female1876–1964Female

    Edith Floy Henry

    Female1879–1920Female

Parents and Siblings

    Alonzo Holcomb

    Male1800–Male

    Lucy Morgan

    Female1800–1888Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1846

Age 8

Historical Boundaries 1846: Lewis, Oregon Country, United States 1846: Lewis, Oregon Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1848: Lewis, Oregon Territory, United States 1852: Thurston, Oregon Territory, United States 1853: Thurston, Washington Territory, United States 1889: Thurston, Washington, United States
1862 · The Homestead Act

Age 24

The Homestead Act of 1862 gave each citizen 160 acres of land. The qualified applicants were required to build a home and cultivate the land for five years.  

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Oxfordshire, and Somerset, so named from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’, ‘deep’ + cumb ‘valley’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Holcom in household of Alonza Holcom, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sallie S Henry in household of Gordon A Henry, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sally S Holcomb in household of Alonzo Holcomb, "United States Census, 1860"

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