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Sirrine, Sarah Oakey, 1854-1942

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1854-1942

Sarah Oakey Sirrine (1854-1942) was a Southeastern Idaho pioneer.

Sarah Oakey was born in Nottingham, England March 31, 1854. At the age of 8, she immigrated to the United States with the rest of her family. They travelled by boat and by train to Florence, Nebraska before taking wagons out west to Utah. It was there in Utah where Sarah was baptized a member of the church. A short time after their arrival, they were asked to settle the Bear Lake region of Southeastern Idaho.

In the small community of Dingle, Sarah was raised and on November 6th, 1879 she was married to George Edward Sirrine. Except for a few years in Mesa, Arizona, the two would live out their whole lives in Dingle, Idaho, having 6 children together. Sarah died in Dingle, Idaho on August 12, 1942, at the age of 88.

Citation

UPB Files, October 28 2019 (Sarah Oakey Sirrine; b. 03/31/1854 Nottingham, England; immigrated at age 8; travelled to Florence, NE, then to Utah by wagon; baptized in Utah; settled Bear Lake region, ID; married George Edward Sirrine 11/06/1879; lived in Dingle, ID and Mesa, AZ; d. 08/12/1942 Dingle, ID)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Sarah Oakey Sirrine collection

 Collection — Folder: 10
Identifier: MSS 8593
Scope and Contents Contains letters, journals, photographs and other records related to families of James Oakey and George Warren Sirrine, founders of Paris and Dingle, Idaho, and Mesa, Arizona. Letters and journals provide great insight into life in these areas and the difficulties that arise from beginnings of settlements. Collection was compiled by Sarah Oakey Sirrine, daughter of James Oakey and daughter-in-law to George Warren Sirrine. Includes primarily originals, but also includes some transcriptions and...
Dates: 1834-1974