Sarah Frances Ragsdale

28 August 1843–7 March 1914 (Age 70)
Georgia, United States

The Life of Sarah Frances

When Sarah Frances Ragsdale was born on 28 August 1843, in Georgia, United States, her father, Mason Mosley Ragsdale, was 37 and her mother, Mary Jane Henry, was 36. She died on 7 March 1914, in Motley, Clay, Alabama, United States, at the age of 70.

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Mason Mosley Ragsdale
Mary Jane Henry
William Ledford Ragsdale
Martha A Ragsdale
Mary Jane Ragsdale
James Berry Ragsdale
Jesse Cleavland Ragsdale
Sarah Frances Ragsdale

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World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 18

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Age 20

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Apparently an English habitational name from Ragdale in Leicestershire, which is probably named from Old English hraca ‘gully’, ‘narrow pass’ + dæl ‘valley’, ‘dale’.

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

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