Sara Jane Casteel

24 August 1856–4 June 1935 (Age 78)
San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States

The Life of Sara Jane

When Sara Jane Casteel was born on 24 August 1856, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, her father, James Nowlin Casteel, was 23 and her mother, Miranda Bridget Weaver, was 18. She married Elery Bickmore on 20 September 1873, in San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Arroyo Grande Judicial Township, San Luis Obispo, California, United States in 1900 and Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, California, United States for about 20 years. She died on 4 June 1935, in Santa Clara, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Cayucos-Morro Bay District Cemetery, Cayucos, San Luis Obispo, California, United States.

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Elery Bickmore
Sara Jane Casteel
Marriage: 20 September 1873
James Elery Bickmore
Marinda Jane Bickmore
Lucinda Bickmore
Harry Nathaniel Bickmore
Emil Robert Bickmore
Sarah Anne Bickmore
Bert Sylvester Bickmore
Leonard Milton Bickmore

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20 September 1873
San Bernardino, California, United States


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World Events (8)

1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon

Age 1

The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.

Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 25

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

1 Dutch: from Dutch kasteel ‘castle’ (from Picard castel, Old French chastel), hence a topographic name or a metonymic occupational name for someone who lived or worked in a castle.2 Perhaps an altered spelling of French Castille .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah J Casteel in household of Sarah Casteel, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah J Beckmon in household of Elery Beckmon, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Saragh J Bickmore, "United States Census, 1920"

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