Sarah Sinkey

Female1 September 1847–20 February 1897

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Sinkey was born on 1 September 1847, in Florence Township, Williams, Ohio, United States, her father, Thomas Sinkey, was 29 and her mother, Susannnah Phillips, was 25. She married Lewis Benoni White on 31 December 1870, in Jackson, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Clay Township, Jones, Iowa, United States in 1860 and Iowa, United States in 1870. She died on 20 February 1897, in Nodaway, Missouri, United States, at the age of 49.

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Lewis Benoni White
Sarah Sinkey
Marriage: 31 December 1870
Guy Truman White
Fred Sinkey White
James Augustus White
Luella Diantha White
Edith Marian White
Jessie May White
Leslie Seward White
Clifford Commodore White
Sadie Candace White
Robert E White

Sources (12)

  • Sarah Sinkey in household of Thomas Sinkey, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Snikey, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Sarah Sinkey White, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 December 1870Jackson, Iowa, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

    Age 10

    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

    1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

    Age 13

    Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.


    Age 16

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: variant of Sankey .

    English: from a local pronunciation of Simcoe . For the change of -m- to -n- compare Sincock .

    Americanized form of Dutch and North German Sinke .

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

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