Sarah A. Harkness

2 April 1834–8 April 1926 (Age 92)
Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Sarah A.

When Sarah A. Harkness was born on 2 April 1834, in Rhode Island, United States, her father, Job Harkness, was 38 and her mother, Harriet Brown, was 43. She lived in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States for about 55 years. She died on 8 April 1926, in Kent, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Job Harkness
Harriet Brown
Charles Harkness
Mary C. Harkness
Celia A Harkness
Henry A. Harkness
Emily Lewis Harkness
Sarah A. Harkness

Parents and Siblings

    Job Harkness





    Charles Harkness



    Celia A Harkness


    Henry A. Harkness


    Emily Lewis Harkness


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World Events (8)

1835 · First Fire Insurance

Age 1

On Decmeber 3, 1835, the first fire insurance policy is issued by the Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1862 · US Naval Academy

Age 28

The US Naval Academy was moved to Newport, Rhode Island from its original in Annapolis, Maryland on May 9, 1862.

Name Meaning

Scottish: apparently a habitational name from an unidentified place (perhaps in the area of Annandale, with which the surname is connected in early records), probably so called from the Old English personal name Hereca (a derivative of the various compound names with the first element here ‘army’) + Old English næss ‘headland’, ‘cape’. The surname is also established in northern Ireland, where it was taken in the 17th century by settlers from Dumfriesshire.

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah A Harkness in household of Job Harkness, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah A Harkness in household of Mary A Harkness, "Rhode Island State Census, 1905"
  • Sarah A Harkness in household of Job Harkness, "United States Census, 1850"

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