Sarah Francis Cantley

Brief Life History of Sarah Francis

When Sarah Francis Cantley was born on 20 September 1891, in Montcoal, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States, her father, Charles William Cantley, was 37 and her mother, Martha Asbury, was 30. She married James Jack Cantley on 28 July 1908, in West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Marsh Fork District, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States for about 20 years. She died on 18 November 1986, in Beckley, Raleigh, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Raleigh, West Virginia, United States.

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James Jack Cantley
1886–1925
Sarah Francis Cantley
1891–1986
Marriage: 28 July 1908
Oliver Cantley
1909–1909
Robert Lee Cantley
1911–1987
Della Cantley
1913–2000
Ada Belle Cantley
1915–1981
John Roy Cantley
1918–1961
Jessie Cantley
1919–1919
Helen Louise Cantley
1921–1963

Sources (9)

  • Sarah Cautley in household of Charles Cautley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah Cantley, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • Sarah Williams, "West Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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Name Meaning

English and Scottish (Aberdeenshire and Midlothian): habitational name from either of two places called Cantley, in Norfolk and South Yorkshire, named with an unattested Old English personal name Canta + lēah ‘clearing’.

English: variant of Chandley .

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

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