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
1795–1882
Harriet Brown
1790–1881
Charles Harkness
1816–1906
Mary C. Harkness
1819–1861
Celia A Harkness
1821–1917
Henry A. Harkness
1828–1880
Emily Lewis Harkness
1831–1896
Sarah A. Harkness
1834–1926

Parents and Siblings

    Job Harkness

    Male1795–1882Male

    Female1790–1881Female

siblings

(6)

    Charles Harkness

    Male1816–1906Male

    Female1819–1861Female

    Celia A Harkness

    Female1821–1917Female

    Henry A. Harkness

    Male1828–1880Male

    Emily Lewis Harkness

    Female1831–1896Female

+1 More Child

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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