Sarah Jane Austin

Female16 July 1854–30 March 1927

Brief Life History of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Austin was born on 16 July 1854, in Brighton, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada, her father, Charles Starbuck Austin, was 37 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Leet, was 36. She married John Wesley Dauncey on 20 March 1871, in Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Macdonald Rural Municipality, Manitoba, Canada in 1901 and Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada in 1911. She died on 30 March 1927, in Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Rocanville No. 151, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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Family Time Line

John Wesley Dauncey
Sarah Jane Austin
Marriage: 20 March 1871
Alma Jane Dauncey
Anna Jane Dancey
William Wesley Dancey
James R Dauncey
William Wesley Dauncey
Charles Stanley Dauncey
Elizabeth Ann Dauncey
John Franklin Dauncey
Macen Beverly Dauncey
James Russel Dauncey
Mossom Leet Dauncey
Mossman Liet Dancey
Mason Beverly Daunley
Florence May Dauncey
Eva Myrtle Dauncey

Sources (18)

  • Sarah Ann Dancey in household of John Dancey, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Sarah Jane Austin, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
  • Sarah Jane Dauncey, "Washington Deaths and Burials, 1810-1960"

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  • Marriage
    20 March 1871Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (15)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 9

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 9

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 21

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English, French, and German: from the personal name Austin, from Latin Augustinus, a derivative of Augustus (see Augustin ). This was an extremely common personal name in every part of Western Europe during the Middle Ages, owing its popularity chiefly to Saint Augustine of Hippo (354–430), whose influence on Christianity is generally considered to be second only to that of Saint Paul. Various religious orders came to be formed following rules named in his honor, including the ‘Austin canons’, established in the 11th century, and the ‘Austin friars’, a mendicant order dating from the 13th century. The popularity of the personal name in England was further increased by the fact that it was borne by Saint Augustine of Canterbury (died c. 605), an Italian Benedictine monk known as ‘the Apostle of the English’, who brought Christianity to southern England in 597 and founded the see of Canterbury.

    English: variant of Aspden , with which this surname became confused.

    History: This was the name of a merchant family that became established in eastern MA in the 17th century, notably in Charlestown. Richard Austin came from England and landed at Boston in 1638, and his son Anthony was clerk of Suffield, CT, in 1674. The surname is very common in England as well as America; this Richard Austin was only one of a number of bearers who brought it to North America. — In 1821 Stephen F. Austin (1793–1836), born in Austinville VA, founded the first Anglo colony in TX.

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

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