|Birth: ||Nov. 10, 1871|
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 1959|
Sarah was my great-great grandmother on my mom's side of the family. She died several months before I was born so I never got a chance to meet her.
Please note the different birth years 1868-1871 for Sarah. I have researched several census years to prove which is closest to the correct one. Most of the other documents I have found (death certificate, headstone, etc.) show between 1867-1871, but with these other sources someone gave the information; not from her personally. Maybe she didn't want anyone to know her REAL age. Here are my findings:
1870 MO Census - not listed with her parents; she would be at least 2 - 3 yrs old (b. 1867-1868). She has 2 sisters Mary age 4 (b. 1866) Celia age 2 yrs (b. 1868)
1880 AR Census - listed with her parents; she is 8 yrs. old. Her sister Mary is 12 yrs. (would actually be 14 if the previous census is correct). Her sister Celia isn't listed in this census so I think she is deceased. Her brother John is 1 yr. old
1900 AR Census - listed with her husband and 5 children; she is 28 yrs. old. B-day listed as Nov 1871
1930 OK Census - listed with two sons, she is 56 yrs. old (b. 1873)
1940 AR Census - listed with two sons, she is 70 yrs. old (b. 1869)
As you see from the last two census - she aged 14 yrs. in a 10 yr. period. I have come to the conclusion that the year listed above (1871) is as close to the real birth date for Sarah.
The Madison County Record
10 Dec 1959
Mrs. Sarah Jane Barnes, 92, resident of Cincinnati, Ark., died in the Memorial Hospital in Siloam Springs Tuesday, Dec. 1 after a long illness.
She was born Nov. 10, 1868, in Springfield, Mo., and belonged to the Baptist church.
Survivors are four sons, Erwin Bolinger of Cincinnati, Ark., Joe and William Bolinger of Siloam Springs and Russie Bolinger of Huntsville; two daughters, Mrs. Roddie Sison, Siloam Springs and Mrs. Martha Knox of Tulsa, Okla., 26 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
Joseph Hayes (1837 - 1884)
Martha Jewell Newberry Hayes Whiteside (1835 - 1928)
Asa Newport Bolinger (1852 - 1914)*
Rhoda Bell Bolinger Sissons (1889 - 1972)*
Sarah Mae Bolinger Woods (1890 - 1958)*
George Washington Russell Bolinger (1893 - 1976)*
James Newport Bolinger (1896 - 1910)*
Joe Bolinger (1902 - 1988)*
Martha Jane Bolinger Knox (1905 - 1984)*
Ervin Bolinger (1913 - 1975)*
Oak Hill Cemetery
Plot: Block 31, Lot 10, Space 4
Maintained by: Susan
Originally Created by: Mike C
Record added: Dec 30, 2009
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