Sarah Catherine Wells Luster

1865–5 August 1941 (Age 76)
Greene, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sarah Catherine Wells

When Sarah Catherine Wells Luster was born in 1865, in Greene, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Russom Young Luster, was 35 and her mother, Lydia Brown, was 34. She married John Porter Goodwin on 15 November 1883, in Independence, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 daughters. She lived in Alfalfa Township, Tillman, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Dill Township, Kiowa, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. She died on 5 August 1941, in Cordell, Washita, Oklahoma Territory, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Cordell Township, Washita, Oklahoma, United States.

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John Porter Goodwin
Sarah Catherine Wells Luster
Marriage: 15 November 1883
Allison Goodwin
Annie Goodwin
Tula Roberta Goodwin
Theresa Velma Goodwin
Ruth Helen Goodwin
Reba May Goodwin
Mourine Cecil Goodwin
Una Julia Goodwin
Martha L Goodwin

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15 November 1883
Independence, Arkansas, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 0

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · Sultana Tragedy

Age 0

In April of 1865, the steamboat the Sultana exploded. The Civil War had been over for awhile so this was considered the worst maritime disaster in US history. Compared to the Titanic where 1,512 people were killed, 1,8000 soldiers were killed on the Sultana. Confederate soldiers that weeks earlier had been fighting with Union soldiers were now fighting to save their lives.

Age 21

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 German: habitational name for someone from a place called Lust .2 Perhaps also English, a variant of Lester .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah B Luster in household of John R Luster, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Goodwin in household of John Goodwin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sarah C Goodwin in household of John P Goodwin, "United States Census, 1920"

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