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lyndavanos
7 posts
May 28, 2010
4:22 PM
Another Langford mystery. Sarah the daughter of Richard & Elizabeth Brewer Langford, married Porter C McDonald. He was the son of Thomas and Martha Perkins McDonald. I am looking for the death dates, burial place and hopefully obits of Sarah and Porter. Sarah was still alive in 1929 but her husband wasnt. She was at one time living with her only surviving child Eva (Dolly) Peterson, wife of Albert Peterson.

any help is appreciated
Denise
565 posts
May 29, 2010
8:02 AM
Hi Lynda,
I haven't found anything on Sarah McDonald in the Gazette Index or ISA. Again, if you could provide some dates that would help define the specific person, it would be helpful. The ISA lists:
ISA - DEATH INDEX 1916-1950

Last Name First Name Middle Name Sex/Race Age Cert # Death
Date County City Date Filed

MCDONALD SARAH N/S UNK 0000329 1938-12-02 MCHENRY - -

MCDONALD SARAH F/N Y-55 0011412 1942-04-16 COOK CHICAGO - -
MCDONALD SARAH F/W UNK 0000302 1943-03-28 KANKAKEE MANTENO TWP - -
MCDONALD SARAH F/W UNK 0000118 1943-05-28 FAYETTE SEFTON TWP - -
MCDONALD SARAH C F/W Y-89 0000970 1935-01-29 CUMBERLAND GREENUP - -
MCDONALD SARAH F F/W UNK 0007791 1945-02-02 WILLIAMSON HERRIN - -
MCDONALD SARAH M F/W Y-81 0033702 1942-12-06 COOK CHICAGO

Where was she living in 1929? When was she born?
(I'll check on Ancestry for some of these answers, but keep in mind that not everyone has access to the subscription-based genealogy site. More folks may be able to help if they have more vital stats & locations. Thanks)

SSDI - Too many hits
Newspaper Archives.com - too many hits
Ancestry.com - Too many hits to pin point
Denise

Last Edited by on May 29, 2010 8:46 AM
Denise
567 posts
May 29, 2010
9:31 AM
There is a Sarah McDonald referenced in the Sterling Gazette which I retrieved from NewspaperArchives.com.
REFERENCE:
Sterling Daily Gazette - Thursday, August 7, 1930, Sterling, IL

Mrs. Sarah McDonald and Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Peterson of Walnut were Sterling visitors Wednesday.

STERLING DAILY GAZETTE - Nov. 19, 1929

Mrs. Sarah McDonald and Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Peterson of Walnut visited Mrs. Eliza Wolf Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Peterson will leave for Florida Wednesday.

STERLING DAILY GAZETTE, TUES., Dec. 17, 1929
Normany [sic]-Greenville
Mrs. Eliza Wolf, who submitted to a minor operation at the home of her sister, Mrs. Sarah McDonald in Walnut, is improving as well as can be expected.
lyndavanos
9 posts
May 29, 2010
3:11 PM
that is my family! Sarah and Eliza are sisters, maiden name Langford
lyndavanos
10 posts
May 29, 2010
3:35 PM
Sarah was born around 1847, we believe in Walnut. She was found living with her daughter Eva Peterson beginning in 1920 and she was still in their home in the 1930 census. On the 1920 census she stated she was a widow
Denise
569 posts
May 30, 2010
5:52 AM
I am posting this as a frame of reference in case anyone else is trying to help in this:

1910 United States Federal Census about P C McDonald
Name: P C McDonald
Age in 1910: 67
Estimated birth year: abt 1843
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: England
Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky
Spouse's name: Sarah
Home in 1910: Walnut, Bureau, Illinois
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Gender: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
P C McDonald 67
Sarah McDonald 63

1920 United States Federal Census about Sarah McDonald
Name: Sarah McDonald
[Sarah Mc Donald]
Home in 1920: Walnut, Bureau, Illinois
Age: 73
Estimated birth year: abt 1847
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to Head of House:Mother-in-law
Father's Birth Place: Kentucky
Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
Marital Status: Widowed
[Widow]
Race: White
Sex: Female
Name Age
Albert Peterson 44
Eva Peterson 42
Sarah McDonald 73

Last Edited by on May 30, 2010 6:53 AM


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