Sarah Catherine Hurlbut

28 July 1849–6 July 1934 (Age 84)
Somerset, Niagara, New York, United States

The Life of Sarah Catherine

When Sarah Catherine Hurlbut was born on 28 July 1849, in Somerset, Niagara, New York, United States, her father, Aeneas Hurlbut, was 48 and her mother, Lucretia Smith, was 39. She married Charles Edward Fanning on 22 September 1869, in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan Territory, United States in 1900 and Springfield Township, Clark, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 July 1934, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Edward Fanning
Sarah Catherine Hurlbut
Marriage: 22 September 1869
Ada Belle Fanning
Charles Wesley Fanning
Caroline Gertrude Fanning
Herbert Kinney Fanning

Spouse and Children

22 September 1869
Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · The Railroad Refrigerator Car

Age 19

During the mid-19th century, attempts were made to ship perishable products by rail. The Western Railroad of Massachusetts was the first to experiment with the concept, but it was only functional in cold weather. In 1868, William Davis, of Detroit, patented a refrigerator car that used a frozen mixture of ice and salt to keep everything cold for shipment. It could be used in all weather and in all seasons. He sold the design to George H. Hammond, a Detroit meat packer, who built a set of cars to transport his products to Boston using ice from the Great Lakes for cooling.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from a medieval throwing game, known as hurlebat(te).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah C Fanning in household of Edward C Fanning, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah C Fanning in household of Charles E Fanning, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sarah C Fanning in household of Kinney Fanning, "United States Census, 1880"

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