Pearl Isabella Sargent

21 March 1897–26 April 1982 (Age 85)
Wyebridge, Tiny, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Pearl Isabella

When Pearl Isabella Sargent was born on 21 March 1897, in Wyebridge, Tiny, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada, her father, Harry Henry Sargent, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Greer, was 29. She married Donald Darius Kinnee on 15 September 1915, in Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 26 April 1982, in Orange, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 85.

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Donald Darius Kinnee
Pearl Isabella Sargent
Marriage: 15 September 1915
Nina Elizabeth Kinnee
Clarence Kinnee

Spouse and Children

15 September 1915
Orillia, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada


    Nina Elizabeth Kinnee


    Clarence Kinnee


Parents and Siblings

    Harry Henry Sargent





World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 9

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English and French: in medieval times this did not denote a rank in the army, but was an occupational name for a servant, Middle English, Old French sergent (Latin serviens, genitive servientis, present participle of servire ‘to serve’). The surname probably originated for the most part in this sense, but the word also developed various more specialized meanings, being used for example as a technical term for a tenant by military service below the rank of a knight, and as the name for any of certain administrative and legal officials in different localities, which may also have contributed to the development of the surname. The sense ‘non-commissioned officer’ did not arise until the 16th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Pearl Sargent, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Pearl Isabella Sargent, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Pearl Isabella Sargent, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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