Sarah Tobias

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Tobias was born in April 1865, in Illinois, United States, her father, Joel Tobias, was 35 and her mother, Hettie Ann Billig, was 27. She married Charles William Mays on 20 December 1882, in Forreston, Ogle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Cook, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1910.

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Charles William Mays
Sarah Tobias
Marriage: 20 December 1882
Josephine Katherine Mays

Sources (9)

  • Sarah Tobias in household of J. H. Carbough, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Tobias, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • U.S. Death Records

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1867 · The Chicago Water Tower

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1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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Name Meaning

English, German, Dutch, and Jewish; Spanish (Tobías); Hungarian (Tóbiás); Czech (Tobiáš) and Slovak (Tobiaš, Tobiáš, Tóbiáš, Tóbiaš): from the Biblical personal name Tobias (Spanish Tobías, Hungarian Tóbiás, Czech and Slovak Tobiáš), from a Greek and Latin form of the Hebrew name Tovyah ‘Jehovah is good’, which, together with various derivative forms, has been popular among Jews for generations. Among Christians it has been in use in the earliest time, already.

Germanized or Americanized form of Polish Tobiasz or Croatian Tobijaš, a cognate of 1 above.

Slovenian: from a German or Latin form of the Biblical personal name Tobija (see 1 above). In North America, this surname may also be an altered form of the variant Tobijas.

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

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