Sarah Jane Williams

Female1859–25 August 1930

Brief Life History of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Williams was born in 1859, in Wisconsin, United States, her father, William Williams, was 30 and her mother, Elvira Catherine McAdams, was 26. She married Frederick Starner on 22 August 1880, in Crawford, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Seneca, Crawford, Wisconsin, United States in 1905 and Boscobel, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1910. She died on 25 August 1930, in Frazer, Valley, Montana, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Starner
Sarah Jane Williams
Marriage: 22 August 1880
William Samuel Starner
Earl Ray Starner
Elvira May Starner
Emma Alona Starner
Mary Elizabeth Starner
Ethel Irene Starner
Sarah Isabel Starner

Sources (19)

  • Sarah J Starner in household of Frederick Starner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sarah Jane Williams, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Sarah Williams in entry for Louis Berentson Vangsnes and Sarah Isabel Starner, "Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 August 1880Crawford, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1864 · Montana Territory

    Age 5

    Montana was made a territory by President Abraham Lincoln on May 26 1864. The capital was Virginia City and remained the capital until 1894, when Helena became the capital.

    1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

    Age 8

    A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.

    1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

    Age 24

    A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of William , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. This form of the surname is also common in Wales. In North America, this surname has also absorbed some cognates from other languages, such as Dutch Willems . Williams is the third most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

    History: This surname was brought to North America from southern England and Wales independently by many different bearers from the 17th century onward. Roger Williams, born in London in 1603, came to MA in 1630, but the clergyman was banished from the colony for his criticism of the Puritan government; he fled to RI and founded Providence.

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

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