Sarah Ann Staley

6 February 1870–27 September 1961 (Age 91)
Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Staley was born on 6 February 1870, in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States, her father, John Staley, was 28 and her mother, Sarah Wilde, was 26. She married Charles Henry Pearson on 7 October 1891, in Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 25 years and Inglewood Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. She died on 27 September 1961, in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Henry Pearson
Sarah Ann Staley
Marriage: 7 October 1891
Raymond Hills Pearson
Gladys Pearson
Harold Staley Pearson
Ellwood Staley Pearson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 October 1891Evanston, Uinta, Wyoming, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1872 · The First National Park
    Age 2
    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
    1872 · The Modoc War
    Age 2
    Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 26
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Staveley in Derbyshire, Stayley in Lancashire (now called Stalybridge in Greater Manchester), or perhaps Staveley (Westmorland), Staveley (Lancashire), or Staveley (Yorkshire). The placenames all derive from Old English stæf ‘staff, stave, rod’ (genitive plural stafa) + lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Compare Staveley .

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Sarah Ann Pearson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Sarah Staley in household of Sarah Staley, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Annie Staley Or Stahley, "Wyoming Marriages, 1869-1923"

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