Sarah E. Linford

1858–1931 (Age 72)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Sarah E.

When Sarah E. Linford was born in May 1858, in Illinois, United States, her father, Robert Linford, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Jane Mcmillan, was 35. She married Daniel Gooseman on 24 October 1876. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Wabash Township, Clark, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died in 1931, at the age of 73.

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Sarah E. Linford
Daniel Gooseman
Marriage: 24 October 1876
Emma Gooseman

Spouse & Children

24 October 1876
Clark, IL


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World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 3

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 5

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

Age 23

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: habitational name from Great and Little Linford in Buckinghamshire or Lynford in Norfolk. The former may have Old English hlyn ‘maple’ as its first element; the latter is more likely to contain līn ‘flax’. The second element in each case is Old English ford ‘ford’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah E Linford in household of Robert Linford, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sarah Gooseman in household of Daniel Gooseman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Sinford, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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