Sarah Jane Staker

4 January 1834–22 January 1865 (Age 31)
Pickering, York, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Staker was born on 4 January 1834, in Pickering, York, Ontario, Canada, her father, Nathan Staker, was 32 and her mother, Jane Richmond, was 23. She married Nicholas Vance Sheffer Sr on 7 May 1852, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850. She died on 22 January 1865, in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William John Hawley
Sarah Jane Staker
Marriage: 27 September 1854
Francis Marion Hawley
Sarah Ellis Hawley
Anna Elnora Hawley

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 September 1854Pigeon Grove Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (6)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    Age 12
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 13
    Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

    Name Meaning

    topographic name for someone who lived by a stake, from Middle English stake ‘stake’ (Old English staca) + -er. Compare Stake .occupational name for someone who made wooden stakes or who drove them into the ground, from an agent derivative of Middle English stake ‘stake’ (Old English staca). Compare Stake .English:

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

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    Story Highlight


               Sarah Jane Staker was born on 4 January 1834 in Pickering, Durham, Ontario,Canada to Nathan and Jane Richmond Staker.  Her parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in …

    Sources (40)

    • Sarah Jane Staker in entry for Sarah E Pearson, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Sarah Slaker in household of Nathan Slaker, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sarah Jane Sheffer, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

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