Pauline Sawyer

Female17 January 1897–

Brief Life History of Pauline

When Pauline Sawyer was born on 17 January 1897, in Franklin, Illinois, United States, her father, James B Sawyer, was 38 and her mother, Georgia Ann Clark, was 29. She lived in Okawville, Washington, Illinois, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

James B Sawyer
1858–1902
Georgia Ann Clark
1868–1940
Clyda Pearl Sawyer
1894–
Pauline Sawyer
1897–

Sources (2)

  • Pauline Sawyer in household of James B Sawyer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Pauline Sawyer, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 13

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

1929

Age 32

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood, from Middle English sauer(e), sauw(i)er, also sagh(i)er, sag(i)er ‘sawyer’, a derivative of Old English sagu ‘saw’.

Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname, or translation into English of Jewish Seger or some other surname meaning ‘sawyer’, e.g. German Sager and Slovenian Žagar (see Zagar ).

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

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