Sarah Ellen Plummer

January 1856–1948 (Age 92)
Allen, Ohio, United States

The Life of Sarah Ellen

When Sarah Ellen Plummer was born in January 1856, in Allen, Ohio, United States, her father, Calahan Plummer, was 42 and her mother, Sarah Jane Ashing, was 36. She married James Vincent Smiley on 21 October 1880, in Allen, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Auglaize Township, Allen, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Lima, Allen, Ohio, United States for about 30 years. She died in 1948, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

James Vincent Smiley
Sarah Ellen Plummer
Marriage: 21 October 1880
Frank Smiley
Lee Smiley
Fred B. Smiley
Ruth Isabell Smiley
Gladys Smiley

Spouse and Children

21 October 1880
Allen, Ohio, United States


    Frank Smiley




    Ruth Isabell Smiley



Parents and Siblings

    Calahan Plummer


    Sarah Jane Ashing




    William Plummer


    James Plummer


    Margaret Plummer


    Samuel B. Plummer



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 4

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 7

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

Age 25

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

English:1. occupational name for a worker in lead, especially a maker of lead pipes and conduits, from Anglo-Norman French plom(m)er, plum(m)er ‘plumber’, from plom(b), plum(b) ‘lead’ (Latin plumbum). 2. variant of Plumer 1, 3. 3. occasionally, a habitational name from a minor place name, such as Plummers in Kimpton, Hertfordshire, which was named with Old English plum ‘plum(tree)’ + mere ‘pool’. The name is also established in Ireland, taken there from England in the 17th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ella Plummer in household of Calahan Plummer, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ella Smiley in household of James V Smiley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ella Smiley in household of James Smiley, "United States Census, 1930"

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