David Newton Sarver

10 March 1894–7 May 1969 (Age 75)
West Graham, Tazewell, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of David Newton

When David Newton Sarver was born on 10 March 1894, in West Graham, Tazewell, Virginia, United States, his father, Samuel Newton Sarver, was 34 and his mother, Cyntha Alice Lambert, was 40. He married Florence Mae Lusk on 16 December 1914, in Sullivan, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Clear Fork District, Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1900. He died on 7 May 1969, in Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Bluefield, Mercer, West Virginia, United States.

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David Newton Sarver
Florence Mae Lusk
Marriage: 16 December 1914
Edith A Sarver
Willis Alfred Sarver
Spillard Dawson Sarver
Samuel David Sarver
Franklin Dewey Sarver

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    16 December 1914Sullivan, Tennessee, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 2
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched
    Age 5
    On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 22
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name for a caterer, from Yiddish sarver ‘one who serves’, a term of Romance origin, akin to French serveur.

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

    Sources (17)

    • Dave N Sarver, "United States Census, 1920"
    • D. N. Sarver in entry for Willis Alfred Sarver, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"
    • David Newton Sarver, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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