Sarah E Cecil

15 February 1836–27 October 1901 (Age 65)
Shelby, Ohio, United States

The Life of Sarah E

Sarah E Cecil was born on 15 February 1836, in Shelby, Ohio, United States. She married John W McDonald on 1 February 1859, in Lockington, Shelby, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Indiana, United States in 1870 and Harrison Township, Delaware, Indiana, United States in 1880. She died on 27 October 1901, in Delaware, Indiana, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, United States.

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Zachariah Shaw
Sarah E Cecil
Marriage: 30 June 1865
Margaret Shaw
William Steward Shaw
Glora Belle Shaw
Charles Benjamin Shaw
Adda Lucy Shaw

Spouse and Children

30 June 1865


World Events (8)

1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 5

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Age 10

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

Age 20

The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

Name Meaning

Welsh (Monmouthshire): from the Old Welsh personal name Seisyllt, an altered form of the Latin name Sextilius, a derivative of Sextus meaning ‘sixth’. The spelling has been modified as a result of folk etymological association with the Latin name C(a)ecilius, a derivative of caecus ‘blind’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah E Shaw in household of Zachariah Shaw, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah E Shaw in household of Zacharia Shaw, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah C. Cecil, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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