Sarah A Rafferty

Van Buren Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States

The Life of Sarah A

When Sarah A Rafferty was born in 1858, in Van Buren Township, Shelby, Indiana, United States, her father, William A Rafferty, was 33 and her mother, Hannah Ellen Cross, was 31. She lived in Jennings Township, Crawford, Indiana, United States in 1870.

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World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 5

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 32

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Ræfter, a rafter, a perch, perhaps from rafter, produced by moving "t" to the end of the word

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Rafferty in household of William Rafferty, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Rafferty in household of William A Rafferty, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah A Rafferty, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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