Sarah <I>Marshall</I> Boone


Sarah Marshall Boone

Craven County, North Carolina, USA
Death 29 Oct 1904 (aged 71–72)
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Burial New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Section: Path B, Plot: 106, Grave: 8 
Memorial ID 106934141 View Source
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James Boon and Sally Marshall were married 25 Nov 1847, in Craven, North Carolina. Source: County Court Records at New Bern, NC.

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Sarah Boone

Sarah Boone - Ironing Board.
The patent drawing for the ironing board invented by Sarah Boone.

Sarah Marshall
Craven County, North Carolina

New Haven, Connecticut

African American

Inventor, Dressmaker,

Known for
Inventor of an ironing board improvement.

Sarah Boone (1832-1904) was an African American inventor who on April 26, 1892, obtained United States patent rights for her improvements to the ironing board. Boone's ironing board was designed to improve the quality of ironing sleeves and the bodies of women's garments. The board was very narrow, curved, and made of wood. The shape and structure allowed it to fit a sleeve and it was reversible, so one could iron both sides of the sleeve.

Boone was born Sarah Marshall in Craven County, North Carolina near the town of New Bern in February 1832. On November 25, 1847, in New Bern, she married a freedman named James Boone (or Boon); they would have eight children.

The Boone family left North Carolina for New Haven, Connecticut before the outbreak of the American Civil War; they settled into a house at 30 Winter Street.[4] James Boone worked as a brick mason[5] until his death in 1874 while his wife was listed in New Haven directories as a dressmaker.

Sarah Marshall Boone died in 1904 and is buried in a family plot in Evergreen Cemetery in New Haven.
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