Sarah Adair

1869–1965 (Age 95)
Greyabbey, County Down, Ireland

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Adair was born on 1 October 1869, in Greyabbey, County Down, Ireland, her father, Adam Adair, was 27 and her mother, Jane Young, was 27. She married Robert McGrath in 1905, in San Francisco, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Ireland in 1869. She died on 22 August 1965, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 95.

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Sarah Adair
Robert McGrath
Marriage: 1905
Florence May McGrath
Muriel Elizabeth McGrath

Spouse & Children

San Francisco, California, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Adam Adair


  • Jane Young




  • Samuel Adair


  • Female1865–1950Female

  • Female1867–1965Female

  • Female1869–1965Female

  • James Adair


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1872 · The Modoc War

Age 3

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 27

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: from the Scottish personal name Adair, also spelled EdÊ’ear, a form of Edgar .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Adair, "Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913"
  • Sarah Adair, "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"
  • Sarah, "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"

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