Sophia Ayer

11 September 1863–16 July 1948 (Age 84)
Bradford, Orange, Vermont, United States

The Life of Sophia

When Sophia Ayer was born on 11 September 1863, in Bradford, Orange, Vermont, United States, her father, John Barrett Ayer, was 36 and her mother, Laura Lucinda Button, was 35. She married Elmer E. Witte on 6 October 1906. She lived in Vermont, United States in 1870. She died on 16 July 1948, in California, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Elmer E. Witte
Sophia Ayer
Marriage: 6 October 1906

Spouse and Children

    Elmer E. Witte



6 October 1906

Parents and Siblings




    John Samuel Ayer



    Charles Sumner Ayer




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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 6

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

Age 23

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English eir, eyer ‘heir’ (Old French (h)eir, from Latin heres ‘heir’). Forms such as Richard le Heyer were frequent in Middle English, denoting a man who was well known to be the heir to the main property in a particular locality, either one who had already inherited or one with great expectations.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sophia J Ayer in household of John S Ayer, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sophia Ayer, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Sophia Ayer, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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