Sarah Elizabeth Adair

1866–1945 (Age 79)
Kellogg, Jasper, Iowa, United States

The Life of Sarah Elizabeth

When Sarah Elizabeth Adair was born about 1866, in Kellogg, Jasper, Iowa, United States, her father, Absalom Washington Adair, was 38 and her mother, Amanda K Worth, was 24. She married William W. Butler on 17 February 1904, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. She lived in Kingston, Kitsap, Washington, United States for about 20 years and Kingston Election Precinct, Kitsap, Washington, United States in 1940. She died in 1945, in Washington, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Kingston, Kitsap, Washington, United States.

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Sarah Elizabeth Adair
William W. Butler
Marriage: 17 February 1904

Spouse & Children

17 February 1904
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Absalom Washington Adair


  • Amanda K Worth




World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 0

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 1

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 23

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Galloway) and northern Irish: from the Scottish personal name Adair, also spelled EdÊ’ear, a form of Edgar .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lizzie Adair in household of A W Adair, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elizabeth Butler in household of W W Butler, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elisabeth L Butler in household of Wm W Butler, "United States Census, 1920"

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