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
1874–1963
Sarah Paralee Tompkins
1876–1955
Marriage: 3 October 1897
Johnson
1899–1899
John Morton Johnson
1900–1911
Ora Annie Johnson
1902–1980
Thelma Anna Johnson
1904–1976
Edwin Kelley Johnson
1908–1989
James Moody Johnson
1914–1970

Spouse and Children

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

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Tompkins

    Male1841–1916Male

    Jemima Candace Layne

    Female1843–1917Female

siblings

(11)

    George Thomas Tompkins

    Male1862–1917Male

    Nancy Letitia Tompkins

    Female1866–1930Female

    Jared Layne Tompkins

    Male1868–1872Male

    Benjamin Steele Tompkins

    Male1871–1872Male

    Tompkins

    Male1872–1875Male

+6 More Children

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.

Possible Related Names

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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