Sarah Jane Spooner

1 October 1839–5 November 1911 (Age 72)
Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Spooner was born on 1 October 1839, in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, her father, David Nash Spooner, was 36 and her mother, Ann Dayer, was 26. She married Benjamin Franklin Johnson on 5 April 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1854 and lived in Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1841 and Santaquin, Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 5 November 1911, in Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Johnson
Sarah Jane Spooner
Marriage: 5 April 1857
Julia Ann Le Baron
Sarah Jane Johnson
Baby Boy Johnson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 April 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
    Age 11
    Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name from an unrecorded Middle English sponer, of uncertain meaning. It appears to be a derivative of Middle English spon ‘chip of wood, shingle, spoon’, and could denote either someone who made or fitted wooden roofing shingles or who made and sold spoons as eating implements, typically of wood or horn.

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

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    Story Highlight


    LETTER TO FRANKLIN AND LELA HAYMORE Tustin, California January 9, 1963 Dear Franklin and Lela: I wrote to Aunt Ester Lewis and asked her to write and tell me what she could remember about …

    Sources (26)

    • Sarah Jane Spooner in entry for Julia Ann Lebaron, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Sarah J Johnson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Sarah Jane Johnson, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

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