Nielsen Hayden genealogy

Sarah N. White

Female 1899 - 1988  (88 years)


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  • Name Sarah N. White  [1
    Born 8 Oct 1899  Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 8 Jul 1988  Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Person ID I9843  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2015 

    Father Alfred Franklin White,   b. 14 Apr 1880, Williamsburg, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1952, Dayhoit, Harlan, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Mary Jane Freeman,   b. 27 Feb 1880, Whitley, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1932, Kayjay, Knox, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married Abt 1899  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Family ID F4170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Brad Mayfield 
    Children 
    +1. Paul Mayfield White,   b. Abt 1917,   d. Abt 1970, Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F4640  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 William Harrison Ward,   b. Abt 1902, Pulaski, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Aft Oct 1927 
    Children 
     1. Billy Ward
     2. Charles Edward Ward,   b. 14 May 1928, Jenkins, Letcher, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1946, Letcher, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     3. Edna Mae Ward,   b. Abt 1930  (Age ~ 89 years)
     4. Francis Ward,   b. Abt 1933  (Age ~ 86 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F7673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From the notes of Jeannette (White) Hayden: "Sarah b. 1899 ran off and married a Mayfield very young. One son: Paul (Mayfield) who called himself Paul White. A good fellow. He was raised by her parents and died in a car accident. He married June _____. [Their children were] Joyce b. 1940; Robt. b. 1944; Randy b. 1949; P. Gibb b. 1954; Carol b. 1957, died 1973 (car accident).

      "Then she married a Ward. [Their children were] Billy Ward; Charles Ward; Edna Mae Ward; Francis Ward."

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      The death records referenced here for Sarah N. White (Ohio deaths index; Social Security deaths index) are for a "Sarah N. Miller". Did she marry a third time, to a Miller? (We have no death date for her second husband, a Ward whom we believe to have been William Harrison Ward.) The Ohio deaths index gives her birth date as "1900" and the place as "Tennessee", but the Social Security death record (which gives the same SSN as the Ohio record) gives a birth date of 8 Oct 1899, matching our other records. The Social Security death record also notes that her SSN was issued in "Minnesota (Before 1951)."

      PNH's mother Jeannette (White) Hayden notes that she and her family visited Sarah N. White in 1945 "in an awful dirty shack in an awful mining town," presumably Jackhorn, Letcher, Kentucky, where she is recorded as living at the time of her son Charles's death in 1946. "Bill Ward" is also recorded as alive and living with her at that time, so if she went to Minnesota "before 1951" it has to have been after 16 June 1946. If our Sarah N. White is the Sarah N. Miller recorded in the death records referenced here, perhaps this 1946-1951 period is when he died and she married her hypothesized third husband named Miller.

      Jeannette Hayden's notes, written in the mid-1980s, report Sarah N. as "senile, in a nursing home in Southern Ohio." This does correlate with the Ohio death report, which says that Sarah N. Miller died in a long-term care facility in Dayton.

      The Ohio report also gives her as "widowed", which means that none of her two or three husbands can have lived past 8 July 1988.

  • Sources 
    1. [S18] 1930 United States federal census, on ancestry.com.

    2. [S285] Notes and records of Jeannette (White) Hayden (1935-living), mother of Patrick Nielsen Hayden., year only.

    3. [S286] "familywest" on ancestry.com, "Ancestors (for my DNA matches)".

    4. [S2224] Social Security Death Index, on ancestry.com.

    5. [S5] Ohio, Death Records, 1908-1932, 1938-2007, from the Ohio Department of Health, on ancestry.com.

    6. [S285] Notes and records of Jeannette (White) Hayden (1935-living), mother of Patrick Nielsen Hayden., "They eloped and married in Tennessee, where you could marry younger without permission.".

    7. [S2232] 1900 United States federal census, on ancestry.com.