Sarah Jane Carpenter

14 May 1859–21 April 1942 (Age 82)
Fentress, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Carpenter was born on 14 May 1859, in Fentress, Tennessee, United States, her father, George Young Carpenter, was 21 and her mother, Elizabeth Emeline Wright, was 20. She married William Marion Norman on 17 June 1897, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Civil District 5, Fentress, Tennessee, United States for about 30 years. She died on 21 April 1942, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Armathwaite, Fentress, Tennessee, United States.

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William Marion Norman
Sarah Jane Carpenter
Marriage: 17 June 1897
Mary B Norman

Spouse and Children

17 June 1897
Tennessee, United States


    Mary B Norman


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 3

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a worker in wood, Norman French carpentier (from Late Latin carpentarius ‘cartwright’).2 Translation of German Zimmermann , French Charpentier , Italian Carpentieri , or cognates and equivalents in various other languages.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah J Norman in household of Will M Norman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah J Norman in household of William M Norman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sarah Norman in household of William Norman, "United States Census, 1920"

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