6 June 1881–31 May 1965 (Age 84)
Bear Lake, Manistee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Sarah Mae

When Sarah Mae BUCHNER was born on 6 June 1881, in Bear Lake, Manistee, Michigan, United States, her father, Francis Bird BUCHNER or BUCKNER, was 45 and her mother, Nancy Caroline Hicks, was 45. She married Horace Hoyt Babcock on 25 August 1908, in Frankfort, Benzie, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Elk Rapids, Antrim, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and Nashville, Castleton Township, Barry, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. She died on 31 May 1965, in Nashville, Barry, Michigan, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Nashville, Barry, Michigan, United States.

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Horace Hoyt Babcock
Marriage: 25 August 1908
Forrest Clifton Babcock
Helen Myrtle Babcock
Farrell Darwin Babcock
Ivan Jay Babcock
Versile Donovan Babcock
William Norman Babcock

Spouse and Children

25 August 1908
Frankfort, Benzie, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 6

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 German: topographic name for someone who lived by a beech tree or beech wood, a variant of Buch + the suffix -(n)er denoting an inhabitant, or a habitational name from any of various places called Buchen, for example in Baden (east of Heidelberg).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a scholar or scribe, from German Buch ‘book’, Yiddish bukh + the agent suffix -ner.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Babcock, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sarah M Babcock in household of Horace Babcock, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sarah Buckner in household of Francis Buckner, "United States Census, 1900"

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