Sarah Jane Howe

27 December 1881–15 December 1964 (Age 82)
Bridgeport, Lawrence, Illinois, United States

The Life of Sarah Jane

When Sarah Jane Howe was born on 27 December 1881, in Bridgeport, Lawrence, Illinois, United States, her father, William S Howe, was 33 and her mother, Elizabeth Grove, was 30. She married Edward Kier Critchfield about 1899, in Lawrence, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Petty Township, Lawrence, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Denison Township, Lawrence, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. She died on 15 December 1964, in Tucson, Pima, Arizona, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Edward Kier Critchfield
Sarah Jane Howe
Marriage: about 1899
Justus Warner Critchfield
Bessie May Critchfield
Ola Charlotta Critchfield
Joy E. Critchfield
Edward Woodrow Critchfield
Reba Dale Critchfield
Glenn William Critchfield
Lillian Critchfield
Doris Critchfield

Spouse and Children

about 1899
Lawrence, Illinois, United States


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William S Howe


    Elizabeth Grove




    Albert Marion Howe



    Orpha B Howe


    William Howe


World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 4

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a small hill or a man-made mound or barrow, Middle English how (Old Norse haugr), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Howe in Norfolk and North Yorkshire.2 English: variant of Hugh .3 Jewish (American): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Critchfield in household of E K Critchfield, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Sadie Critchfield, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jada Critchfield in household of E K Critchfield, "United States Census, 1930"

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