Sarah T. Works

Brief Life History of Sarah T.

When Sarah T. Works was born on 18 February 1844, in New Sharon, Franklin, Maine, United States, her father, Cyrus Works, was 45 and her mother, Rebecca A Smith, was 23.

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Cyrus Works
Rebecca A Smith
Elias F. Works
Belinda Works
Sarah T. Works
Eldora Ann Works
Janette Work
Edward Works
Eldora Works
Charles Caroll Works

Sources (5)

  • Sarah J Works in household of Cyrus Works, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah T. Works, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Sarah T Works, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition

In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for "medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated "purchaser", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Work 2, with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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