Sarah Ellen Whited

15 September 1885–30 August 1974 (Age 89)
Valley Head, DeKalb, Alabama, United States

The Life of Sarah Ellen

When Sarah Ellen Whited was born on 15 September 1885, in Valley Head, DeKalb, Alabama, United States, her father, William Thomas Whited, was 28 and her mother, Hannah Elizabeth Morgan, was 24. She married Wilson Randolph Richards on 29 December 1907, in Collin, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Celeste, Hunt, Texas, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 2, Hunt, Texas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 30 August 1974, in Leonard, Fannin, Texas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Blue Ridge, Collin, Texas, United States.

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Wilson Randolph Richards
Sarah Ellen Whited
Marriage: 29 December 1907
William Russell Richards
John Barton Richards
Louie Wilson Richards
Ardale Richards

Spouse and Children

29 December 1907
Collin, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 9

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 24

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

reduced form of English Whitehead .

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

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Sarah Ellen Whited Richards' short bio

Sarah Ellen (Sallie) was born 15 September 1885 in Valley Head, DeKalb County, Alabama. She had an older half-brother named Luther Painter and was the first of six children born to William Thomas an …

Sources (3)

  • Sallie E Whited in household of William Whited, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sallie E Richards in household of Wilson A Richards, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sarah Richards in household of W R Richards, "United States Census, 1940"

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