Sarah I Pulker

Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sarah I

When Sarah I Pulker was born in February 1852, in Massachusetts, United States, her father, Charles John Pulker, was 29 and her mother, Harriet Cowley, was 28. She married Frank S. Trask on 18 April 1870, in Rock, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1870 and Washington Township, Buchanan, Iowa, United States for about 40 years.

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Frank S. Trask
Sarah I Pulker
Marriage: 18 April 1870
Edward M. Trask
Herbert Cowley Trask

Spouse and Children

18 April 1870
Rock, Wisconsin, United States



    Herbert Cowley Trask


Parents and Siblings

    Charles John Pulker


    Harriet Cowley





    Charles J Pulker



    Herbert Mayles Pulker


    David Francis Pulker


World Events (8)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 2

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 5

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 31

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

1 Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived on the bank of a creek, inlet, or pool, Old English pyll ‘inlet’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant, or a reduced form of the Old Englsih word ōra ‘bank’.2 Americanized form of German Pfüller, Pfuller, a variant of Pfuhl .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Trask in household of Harriet Pulker, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah J Trask in household of Frank Trask, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Sarah Trask in household of Frank Trask, "United States Census, 1920"

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