Sarah Jane Penfold

Brief Life History of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Penfold was born on 10 March 1888, in Maple Grove Township, Barry, Michigan, United States, her father, Peter Penfold, was 42 and her mother, Sarah Jane Isles, was 40. She married Jay Fremont Davis on 17 January 1907, in Assyria Township, Barry, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Bedford, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Bedford Township, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 25 November 1942, in Hastings, Barry, Michigan, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Ellis Cemetery, Assyria, Assyria Township, Barry, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jay Fremont Davis
1888–1954
Sarah Jane Penfold
1888–1942
Marriage: 17 January 1907
Harold A Davis
1908–1972
Bernice Davis
1910–1975
Elwood J Davis
1922–2010
Earl Herbert Davis
1924–1996

Sources (17)

  • Sarah Pennfold in household of Clark P Wilbur, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sadie Penfold, "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Sadie J Davis, "Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

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Name Meaning

English (Sussex, Surrey and Kent): from Middle English pin-fold, pen-fold, pun(d)-fold ‘animal pound’, applied as a topographic name for someone who lived by a pound for stray animals or, most likely, a metonymic occupational name for someone in charge of such a pound. Compare Pinder .

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

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