Sarah Elizabeth Watson

Female4 October 1861–12 December 1944

Brief Life History of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Watson was born on 4 October 1861, in Illinois, United States, her father, Leslie Watson, was 20 and her mother, Huldith F. Clark, was 19. She married James C. Blackburn on 24 May 1881, in Herman Township, Washington, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Nebraska, United States in 1870 and Herman, Washington, Nebraska, United States in 1880. She died on 12 December 1944, in Napa, Napa, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Napa, Napa, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

James C. Blackburn
Sarah Elizabeth Watson
Marriage: 24 May 1881
Grace Pearl Blackburn
Gladys Eugene Blackburn
Hulda M. Blackburn
Matie Dell Blackburn
Jessie Margaret Blackburn
Charles Ross Blackburn
Floyd Leslie Blackburn
Maurice James Blackburn

Sources (18)

  • Sarah E Blackford in household of James C Blackford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sarah E Blackburn in household of Harry B Granlee, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Watson in entry for Charlie R Blackburn, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 May 1881Herman Township, Washington, Nebraska, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Historical Boundaries: 1864: Washington, Nebraska Territory, United States 1867: Washington, Nebraska, United States

    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

    Age 8

    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

    1885 · The First Skyscraper

    Age 24

    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English, and Irish: patronymic meaning ‘son of Wat’, a pet form of Walter that was particularly common in Scotland and northern England. See Watt .

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

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