Henry Francis Sawyer

Maleabout 1897–26 May 1966

Brief Life History of Henry Francis

Henry Francis Sawyer was born about 1897, in Redwood Falls, Redwood, Minnesota, United States as the son of Mr. Sawyer. He married Margie Alice Murphy about 1917, in Bemidji, Beltrami, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Beltrami, Minnesota, United States in 1920 and St. Croix Falls, Polk, Wisconsin, United States in 1940. He died on 26 May 1966, at the age of 70.

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Henry Francis Sawyer
1897–1966
Margie Alice Murphy
1897–1970
Marriage: about 1917
James Alexander Sawyer
1919–1975
Hal Frederick Sawyer
1920–1983
Robert Galenn Sawyer
1922–1989

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  • Henry F Sawyer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Henry F Sawyer, "United States Census, 1940"

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  • Marriage
    about 1917Bemidji, Beltrami, Minnesota, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 1

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1898 · The Kensington Runestone

    Age 1

    A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 19

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood, from Middle English sauer(e), sauw(i)er, also sagh(i)er, sag(i)er ‘sawyer’, a derivative of Old English sagu ‘saw’.

    Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname, or translation into English of Jewish Seger or some other surname meaning ‘sawyer’, e.g. German Sager and Slovenian Žagar (see Zagar ).

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

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