Sarah Elizabeth Cripe

Indiana, United States

The Life of Sarah Elizabeth

Sarah Elizabeth Cripe was born in 1863, in Indiana, United States. She married Nathan Franklin Griffin on 30 November 1879, in St. Joseph, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Elkhart, Elkhart, Indiana, United States in 1870 and Greene Township, St. Joseph, Indiana, United States in 1880.

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Nathan Franklin Griffin
Sarah Elizabeth Cripe
Marriage: 30 November 1879
Nellie D Griffin

Spouse and Children

30 November 1879
St. Joseph, Indiana, United States


World Events (8)


Age 0

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 0

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 33

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

Origin uncertain.1. Possibly a variant of English Crippe , from Middle English crippe ‘pouch’, either an occupational name for a maker of pouches or a nickname for someone who habitually wore a distinctive pouch. 2. Americanized spelling of German Kreipe , from a topographic name of uncertain origin.

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah E Cripe in household of J M Cripe, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah E Griffin in household of Franklin N Griffin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Cripe, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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