Sarah Jane Penfold

10 March 1888–25 November 1942 (Age 54)
Maple Grove Township, Barry, Michigan, United States

The Life 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 Iles, 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, Barry, Michigan, United States.

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Jay Fremont Davis
Sarah Jane Penfold
Marriage: 17 January 1907
Harold A Davis
Bernice Davis
Elwood J Davis
Earl Herbert Davis

Spouse and Children

17 January 1907
Assyria Township, Barry, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 15

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Sussex and Kent): from Middle English punfold ‘pound’, Old English pundfald, applied as a topographic name for someone who lived by a pound for stray animals or a metonymic occupational name for someone in charge of such a pound; alternatively it may have been a habitational name from a minor place named with this word such as Poundfield in East Sussex.

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Pennfold in household of Clark P Wilbur, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sadie J Davis in household of Jay Davis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sadie J Davis in household of Jay Davis, "United States Census, 1910"

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