Sarah Elizabeth Leeper

1854–1949 (Age 94)
Henry, Iowa, United States

The Life of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Leeper was born on 9 November 1854, in Henry, Iowa, United States, her father, William Amos Leeper, was 28 and her mother, Emily Susannah Bunt, was 21. She married John Samuel Pangburn on 15 October 1876, in Henry, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1905 and Center Township, Wapello, Iowa, United States for about 30 years. She died on 18 September 1949, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Shaul Cemetery, Ottumwa Junction, Wapello, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sarah Elizabeth Leeper
John Samuel Pangburn
Marriage: 15 October 1876
William Pangburn
David Hayes Pangburn
Mark Pangburn
Susan E Pangburn
Anna Pangburn
Pearl J. Pangburn
Addie Pangborn
Fred Pangburn
James Thomas Pangburn
Jesse Franklin Pangburn

Spouse & Children

15 October 1876
Henry, Iowa, United States


  • William Pangburn


  • David Hayes Pangburn


  • Mark Pangburn


  • Female1882–1962Female

  • Female1884–1978Female

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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 3

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 9

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

Age 27

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 and Scottish:1. from Middle English le(a)pere, an occupational name for a basket maker (from Old English lēap ‘basket’). 2. occupational name or nickname for a dancer, runner, or courier (Old English hlēapere).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Leeper in household of Wm A Leeper, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Pangburn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sarah E Pangborn, "Iowa State Census, 1905"

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