Sarah Ann Hammer

14 June 1843–28 July 1897 (Age 54)
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Hammer was born on 14 June 1843, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Charles Monteville Hammer Sr., was 32 and her mother, Ann Brown, was 29. She married James Powers Dwyer on 27 April 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Spring Garden, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 28 July 1897, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Powers Dwyer
Sarah Ann Hammer
Marriage: 27 April 1862
Mary Ada Dwyer
Marjorie Dwyer
Charles John Dwyer
George Jeremiah Dwyer
Sarah Edna Dwyer
Katharine Dwyer
Dorothy Dwyer
Phyllis Dwyer

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 April 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 5
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    Age 20
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    German, English, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German hamer, Yiddish hamer, a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of hammers, for example in a forge, or a nickname for a forceful person. As an English surname, the derivation from Middle English ham(m)er, hamor ‘hammer’ (Old English hamor) is formally possible, either as a metonymic occupational name or as a locative or occupational name taken from a shop sign or inn sign. However, there is no evidence that such appellations became hereditary surnames. The surname of German origin (possibly also in the sense 2 below) is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine).English and German: topographic name for someone who lived in an area of water meadow, or flat, low-lying alluvial land beside a stream, Middle English ham(me), Old English hamm, Old High German ham (see Hamm ) + the English and German agent suffix -er. In England, names composed of a topographic term + -er are characteristic of southern England, especially Kent, Sussex, Surrey, and Hampshire.English: possibly a variant of Hanmer , and in northern England a variant of Hamer .

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

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    Sources (26)

    • Sarah Dwyer in household of James Dwyer, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Sarah A Brown in entry for Harold Russell and Ada Dwyer, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
    • Sarah A Dwyer, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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