Sarah Delila Thornton

18 February 1858–30 April 1944 (Age 86)
Moreland Township, Scott, Missouri, United States

The Life of Sarah Delila

When Sarah Delila Thornton was born on 18 February 1858, in Moreland Township, Scott, Missouri, United States, her father, John Enos Thornton, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Jane Tipton, was 30. She married Daniel B. Drake on 24 August 1879, in Ross, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Allen Township, Darke, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Piqua, Miami, Ohio, United States in 1944. She died on 30 April 1944, in Miami, Ohio, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Brock Cemetery, Greenville, Darke, Ohio, United States.

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Daniel B. Drake
Sarah Delila Thornton
Marriage: 24 August 1879
Edith Arusta Drake
Mary Anna Drake
Myrtle Alice Drake
Charles Edman Drake
Elmer Cuttington Drake
Raymond James Drake
Bertha F. Drake

Spouse and Children

24 August 1879
Ross, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 2

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the numerous places throughout England and Scotland so called, from Old English þorn ‘thorn bush’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.2 Irish: Anglicized (translated) form of Gaelic Mac Sceacháin ‘son of Sceachán’ ( see Skehan ).3 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Draighneáin ‘descendant of Draighneán’ ( see Drennan ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah D Drake in household of Daniel Drake, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sarah D Drake in household of Daniel B Drake, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah D Drake in household of Daniel Drake, "United States Census, 1910"

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