Sarah Paralee Tompkins

17 September 1876–15 January 1955 (Age 78)
Stevens, Sherman, Texas, United States

The Life of Sarah Paralee

When Sarah Paralee Tompkins was born on 17 September 1876, in Stevens, Sherman, Texas, United States, her father, George Washington Tompkins, was 35 and her mother, Jemima Candace Layne, was 33. She married Jesse Kelly Johnson on 3 October 1897, in Knox City, Knox, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 2, Stephens, Texas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 6, Knox, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 15 January 1955, in Munday, Knox, Texas, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Munday, Knox, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Kelly Johnson
Sarah Paralee Tompkins
Marriage: 3 October 1897
John Morton Johnson
Ora Annie Johnson
Thelma Anna Johnson
Edwin Kelley Johnson
James Moody Johnson

Spouse and Children

3 October 1897
Knox City, Knox, Texas, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Tompkins


    Jemima Candace Layne




    George Thomas Tompkins


    Nancy Letitia Tompkins


    Jared Layne Tompkins


    Benjamin Steele Tompkins




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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 5

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Thomas .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah P Johnson in household of Jesse K Johnson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sarah P Johnson in household of J Kelley Johnson, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sarah Tompkins in household of George Tompkins, "United States Census, 1880"

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