Reuben Walker Sawyer

7 June 1830–7 November 1904 (Age 74)
Northfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Reuben Walker

When Reuben Walker Sawyer was born on 7 June 1830, in Northfield, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Reuben Sawyer, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Chesley, was 26. He married Mary Jane Fox on 4 July 1854. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Sherman, Grayson, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 7 November 1904, in Missoula, Montana, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Walker Sawyer
1830–1904
Mary Jane Fox
1837–1907
Marriage: 4 July 1854
Florence Lillian Sawyer
1856–1896
W. Frank Sawyer
1859–1915
Fred Sawyer
1861–
Harry B. Sawyer
1864–1948
Reuben Herbert Sawyer
1866–1962
James W. Sawyer
1869–1870
Charles Edward Sawyer
1871–1949
George Glen Sawyer
1878–1973

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 July 1854
children

(8)

    Florence Lillian Sawyer

    Female1856–1896Female

    W. Frank Sawyer

    Male1859–1915Male

    Fred Sawyer

    Male1861–Male

    Male1864–1948Male

    Male1866–1962Male

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Reuben Sawyer

    Male1791–Male

    Elizabeth Chesley

    Female1804–1898Female

siblings

(2)

World Events (8)

1831 · Dedication of Jackson County

Age 1

In August 1831, Latter-day Saint Sidney Rigdon dedicated Jackson County, Missouri, for the gathering place of Zion.
1833 · First Public Library Founded in Petersborough

Age 3

In 1833, the oldest tax-supported public library in the world was established by Reverend Abiel Abbot. 
1850 · Compromise of 1850

Age 20

The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood, Middle English saghier, an agent derivative of sagh(en) ‘to saw’.2 Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish surname or a translation of Seger .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Reuben W Sawyer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Reuben W Sawyer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • R W Sawyer, "United States Census, 1880"

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