Sarah Sweet

12 March 1826–12 November 1911 (Age 85)
Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Sarah

When Sarah Sweet was born on 12 March 1826, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada, her father, Wait Sweet, was 43 and her mother, Frances Archibald, was 30. She married Henry Sudweeks on 5 September 1843, in Northville, LaSalle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Circleville, Piute, Utah, United States in 1900 and Junction, Piute, Utah, United States in 1910. In 1880, at the age of 54, her occupation is listed as sarah sweet sudweeks became well known as a midwife. it is said that she was set apart for work of that kind while they were living at either st. george or cedar. in piute county she was much in demand as a midwife. president brigham young, in setting her apart, promised her (i am told) that in the performance of her work she would never lose a mother, and she never did. she went out day and night, and even to places as far away as monroe on the north and koosharem on the east in Circleville, Piute, Utah, United States. She died on 12 November 1911, in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Junction Cemetery, Junction, Piute, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Sudweeks
Sarah Sweet
Marriage: 5 September 1843
Sarah Ann Sudweeks
Matilda Jane Sudweeks
Emma Eliza Sudweeks
Richard Henry Sudweeks
James Heber Sudweeks
Ann Elizabeth Sudweeks
Phoebe Alice Sudweeks
Joseph Hyrum Sudweeks
Daniel Morgan Sudweeks
David Brigham Sudweeks
John Wait Sudweeks
Don Carlos Sudweeks

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 September 1843Northville, LaSalle, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    Age 8
    Historical Boundaries: 1834: LaSalle, Illinois, United States
    1861 · St. George Founded
    Age 35
    On December 6,1861, St. George Utah was founded. How it got its name remains a mystery. Some claim it was supposedly named after George A. Smith who was an Apostle for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the time. Those that went down were told to start cotton fields as it might be important with the American Civil War going on.

    Name Meaning

    English (Somerset): from the Middle English personal name Swet(e) (Old English Swēt(a) (male), Swēte (female)), or else a nickname from Middle English swet(e), sweyt ‘sweet; pleasing; beloved; attractive’ (Old English swēte, swōt), from which the personal names derive. Compare Swett .Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Suess and French Ledoux ‘the gentle, the sweet’.

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

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    History of Sarah Sweet Sudweeks

    Sarah Sweet Sudweeks Sarah Sweet was born March 12, 1826, near the city or Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I quote a few sentences from an old research letter such as she sent out to relatives to collect …

    Sources (44)

    • Sarah Sudwicks in household of Hy Sudwicks, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Sariah Sweet, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Sweet in entry for Sarah Ann Sudweeks Morrill, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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