Sarah A. Farmer

3 February 1857–13 August 1941 (Age 84)
Numa, Appanoose, Iowa, United States

The Life of Sarah A.

When Sarah A. Farmer was born on 3 February 1857, in Numa, Appanoose, Iowa, United States, her father, Enoch Farmer, was 34 and her mother, Hannah McCord, was 31. She married William L Brown on 4 June 1874, in Appanoose, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Bellair, Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Pleasant Township, Appanoose, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 13 August 1941, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 84.

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William L Brown
Sarah A. Farmer
Marriage: 4 June 1874
Clarence Emmet Brown
Alice Brown
Emma May Brown
Fred Brown
Esther May Brown

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    William L Brown



4 June 1874
Appanoose, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 10

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

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 from Middle English, Old French ferm(i)er (Late Latin firmarius). The term denoted in the first instance a tax farmer, one who undertook the collection of taxes, revenues, and imposts, paying a fixed (Latin firmus) sum for the proceeds, and only secondarily someone who rented land for the purpose of cultivation; it was not applied to an owner of cultivated land before the 17th century.2 Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Mac an Scolóige ‘son of the husbandman’, a rare surname of northern and western Ireland.

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

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  • Sarah A Brown in household of Wm L Brown, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah A Brown in household of W L Brown, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah Farmer in household of Enoch Farmer, "United States Census, 1860"

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