Sarah E. Nye

14 June 1849–
Byron, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Sarah E.

When Sarah E. Nye was born on 14 June 1849, in Byron, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Franklin B Nye, was 31 and her mother, Olivia Carrier, was 28. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Erastus Fernanda Phelps.

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Erastus Fernanda Phelps
Sarah E. Nye
Austin Phelps
Evaline Phelps

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    Erastus Fernanda Phelps





    Austin Phelps


    Evaline Phelps


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World Events (8)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 5

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 32

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English (southeastern): topographic name arising from a misdivision of Middle English atten (e)ye which means either ‘at the river’ or ‘at the island’, from Old English ēa ‘river’ and ēg ‘island’ respectively. Both these words were feminine in Old English, and so should have been preceded only by Middle English atter ( see Rye ), but distinctions of gender ceased to be carefully maintained in the Middle English period.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Nye in household of Franklin Nye, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Nye in household of Franklin Nye, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Nye, Sarah 1849 - 1860 United States Federal Census

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