Sarah Christa Holcomb

9 April 1900–29 October 1989 (Age 89)
Licking, Texas, Missouri, United States

The Life of Sarah Christa

When Sarah Christa Holcomb was born on 9 April 1900, in Licking, Texas, Missouri, United States, her father, William Sherman Holcomb, was 34 and her mother, Tilitha Jane Canoy, was 31. She married John Harris Fowler on 2 July 1927, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States. She lived in Seattle, King, Washington, United States in 1930 and Foster Election Precinct, King, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 29 October 1989, in King, Washington, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Riverview Abbey Mausoleum and Crematory, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence William Hopkins
Sarah Christa Holcomb
Marriage: 17 May 1957

Spouse and Children

17 May 1957
King, Washington, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William Sherman Holcomb





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World Events (8)

1911 · First U.S. Primary Elections Held

Age 11

The first U.S. primary elections were held in Oregon in 1911. 

Age 16

Riverview Abbey Mausoleum Company was founded in 1916. The original building included just one corridor named the Lilac Corridor. It was built on property acquired in part from the Portland Clay Company in 1916. The endowment tract included 157 feet of frontage on Taylors Ferry Road in Portland.

Age 27

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Greater Manchester, Oxfordshire, and Somerset, so named from Old English hol ‘hollow’, ‘sunken’, ‘deep’ + cumb ‘valley’.

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

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Story Highlight

1986 Interview with Sarah Holcomb Fowler Hopkins and Elizabeth Holcomb Gulick

Sarah was raised a Baptist. Sarah was there to help with her sister, Prudy Ellen Holcomb Casebeer's children, Marvin and Joyce. Sarah named Joyce.

Sources (3)

  • Sarah C Fowler in household of Joseph A Moreland, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sarah Fowler in household of John Fowler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sarrah C Holcomb in household of Sherman W Holcomb, "United States Census, 1910"

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