Sarah Mitchell

20 June 1874–6 February 1953 (Age 78)
Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Mitchell was born on 20 June 1874, in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Charles Mitchell, was 30 and her mother, Margaret Witherspoon, was 27. She had at least 2 sons with Hugh Coutts. She lived in Ashtabula, Ashtabula Township, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 6 February 1953, in Ashtabula, Ohio, United States, at the age of 78.

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Hugh Coutts
Sarah Mitchell
Hugh G Coutts
Charles Mitchell Coutts

Spouse and Children

    Hugh Coutts






    Charles Mitchell Coutts


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Mitchell


    Margaret Witherspoon




    Christina Fife Mitchell


    Ann Mitchell



    John Mitchell


    Margaret Mitchell


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 4

Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and Irish:1. from the Middle English, Old French personal name Michel, vernacular form of Michael . 2. nickname for a big man, from Middle English michel, mechel, muchel ‘big’. 3. Irish (County Connacht): surname adopted as equivalent of Mulvihill .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Couts in household of Hugh Coutts, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sarah M Coutts in household of Hugh Coutts, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sarah Coutts, "Ohio, Deaths, 1908-1953"

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