Sarilda Burton

1828–20 September 1917 (Age 89)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Sarilda

When Sarilda Burton was born in 1828, in Indiana, United States, her father, Hutchings "Hutch" Burton, was 31 and her mother, Sarah Sallie Edwards, was 25. She married Jacob C. Woner on 17 December 1854. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Orleans, Orleans Township, Orange, Indiana, United States in 1850 and Orangeville Township, Orange, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 20 September 1917, in Orange, Indiana, United States, at the age of 89.

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Jacob C. Woner
Sarilda Burton
Marriage: 17 December 1854
John Hutchins Woner
Alonzo Newton Woner
Laura Frances Woner

Spouse and Children

17 December 1854


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 8

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 28

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place name that is very common in central and northern England. The derivation in most cases is from Old English burh ‘fort’ ( see Burke ) + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarilda Woner in household of William A Knight, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sarilda Woxner in household of Jacob C Woxner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarilda Burton in household of Hutchings Burton, "United States Census, 1850"

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