Clara Sawyer

FemaleMarch 1860–

Brief Life History of Clara

Clara Sawyer was born in March 1860, in Maine, United States. She married Joseph S Carter on 19 May 1877, in Bradley, Penobscot, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Bradley, Penobscot, Maine, United States for about 10 years.

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Joseph S Carter
Clara Sawyer
Marriage: 19 May 1877
Alma O Carter
Delora A Carter

Sources (5)

  • Clara A Carter in household of Joseph Carter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Clara A. Sawyer, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • Clara A Sawyer, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1907 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 May 1877Bradley, Penobscot, Maine, United States
  • Children (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 3

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 36

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for someone who earned his living by sawing wood, from Middle English sauer(e), sauw(i)er, also sagh(i)er, sag(i)er ‘sawyer’, a derivative of Old English sagu ‘saw’.

    Americanized form of some similar (like-sounding) Jewish surname, or translation into English of Jewish Seger or some other surname meaning ‘sawyer’, e.g. German Sager and Slovenian Žagar (see Zagar ).

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

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