Sarah Rilla Braswell

Brief Life History of Sarah Rilla

When Sarah Rilla Braswell was born on 13 January 1919, in Monroe, Union, North Carolina, United States, her father, Charles Maylon Braswell, was 48 and her mother, Ila Jane Mills, was 29. She lived in Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina, United States in 1930 and North Carolina, United States in 1986. She died on 22 May 1986, at the age of 67, and was buried in North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Maylon Braswell
Ila Jane Mills
Lola Lucinda Braswell
Boyce Braswell
Charles Alexander Braswell
Annie Jane Braswell
Bertie Elizabeth Braswell
Mary Nellie Braswell
Walter Benjamin Braswell
Floyd William Braswell Sr
Grace Angeline Braswell
Ona Mae Braswell
Sarah Rilla Braswell
Emma Letha Braswell
Raymond Dewitt Braswell

Sources (3)

  • Rella Braswell in household of Maylon Jacob Braswell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rilla Sarah Blackwell, "North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994"
  • Rilla Braswell in household of Charlie M Braswell, "United States Census, 1930"

World Events (8)


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

1920 · Women Get the Vote

In 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified making it so that women could vote. This achievement finally gave North Carolina the freedom to vote they had been fighting for since 1897.

1937 · The Neutrality Act

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): altered form of Bracewell . This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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