Sarah F Severe

14 February 1858–28 March 1944 (Age 86)
Shelby, Illinois, United States

The Life of Sarah F

When Sarah F Severe was born on 14 February 1858, in Shelby, Illinois, United States, her father, Gilman Bryant "Gill" Severe, was 39 and her mother, Arrena Briece, was 37. She married Josiah Edward DILLMAN in 1879, in Shelbyville, Shelby, Illinois, United States. She lived in Holland Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Sefton, Fayette, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 28 March 1944, in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Shelbyville Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States.

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Benjamin Barkhurst
Sarah F Severe
Marriage: 10 April 1898

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10 April 1898
Shelbyville, Shelby, Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 3

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 5

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

French (Sévère): from the personal name Sévère, Latin Severus, meaning ‘harsh, austere’. Severus was the name of several Roman Emperors, including Alexander Severus (died 235), born in Syria, who was noted for his virtuous and studious character and his tolerance towards Christians. The personal name enjoyed some popularity among early Christians.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Barkhurst in household of Benjamin S Barkhurst, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sarah Severe in household of Gilman Severe, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Severe in household of Gilman Severe, "United States Census, 1880"

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