Sarah Robinson

23 August 1836–1 April 1930 (Age 93)
Hill Top, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Robinson was born on 23 August 1836, in Hill Top, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Robinson Sr, was 26 and her mother, Mary Wood, was 26. She married Edwin Rushton on 18 January 1857, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. She lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake City Ward 2, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910. She died on 1 April 1930, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Rushton
Sarah Robinson
Marriage: 18 January 1857
Mary Elizabeth Naomi Rushton
Sarah Ida Rushton
Don Carlos Rushton
Cora Emma Rushton
Clara Amelia Rushton
Minnie Ann Rushton
Frederick John Rushton Sr
Pamela Maud Rushton
Edith Lenora Rushton
Alice May Rushton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 January 1857Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    Age 12
    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 27
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire and Yorkshire): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Robin , a pet form of Robert , + -son. This surname is also very common among African Americans.French: from a pet form of the personal name Robin .West Indian (including Haiti) and Guyanese: most likely not (only) of English or French origin as in 1 above and 2 above, but also, if not mostly, from the related name of the famous Daniel Defoe's literary character Robinson Crusoe (from a novel first published in 1719).

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

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    History of John Robinson and his Wives

    History of John Robinson and his Wives Mary Wood, Mary Ann Sorrill, Emma Lucas John Robinson, son of Edward and Elizabeth (Shorthouse) Robinson was born February 22, 1810 Birmingham, England. He …

    Sources (46)

    • Sarah Rushton in household of C N Christenson, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Sarah Robinson in entry for Edith Rushton Christensen, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Sarah Rushton in household of Christen N Christensen, "United States Census, 1930"

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