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Gray, Cumberland, Maine, USA - Gray Depot, Me.
Gray, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Gray Depot, Me.

Gray, Cumberland, Maine, USA - Elm House (1907)
Gray, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Elm House (1907)

Gray, Cumberland, Maine, USA - Ruin caused by Tornado, July 8, 1909, No. Gray, Maine.
Gray, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Ruin caused by Tornado, July 8, 1909, No. Gray, Maine.

Gray, Cumberland, Maine, USA - Post Office
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America/USA  John D  Sawyer

  (01 June 1838Gray, Cumberland, Maine, USA  - 19 December 1917Gray, Cumberland, Maine, USA )  

John D Sawyer was born 01 June 1838 in Gray, Cumberland, Maine, USA. John D Sawyer was the child of

John D Sawyer died 19 December 1917 in Gray, Cumberland, Maine, USA.

Pedigree Chart Pedigree Chart GreenerPasture News - The Year in Review1838 - Year In Review USA U.S. Presidents Invention Inventions

01 June 1838
Gray, Cumberland, Maine, USA

USA1840 to 1860s - French-Canadian emigration to the United States
The large number of French-Canadians who crossed the border in the nineteenth century, particularly ...Read MORE...

Invention1841 - The sewing machine is invented (Barthélemy Thimonnier, France)

USA1842 - August 9 – The Webster–Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States–Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains.
Webster–Ashburton Treaty, (1842), treaty between the U.S. and Great Britain establishing the northe...Read MORE...

Invention1842 - The refrigerator is invented (John Gorrie, United States)

Invention1843 - The Christmas card is invented (John Callcott Horsley, England)

USA1844 - May 24 – The first electrical telegram is sent over the telegraph by Samuel F. B. Morse from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to the B&O Railroad "outer depot" in Baltimore, Maryland, saying "What hath God wrought".
Taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23, and recorded on a paper tape, the phrase had been suggested to ...Read MORE...

Invention1845 - The rubber band is invented (Stephen Perry, United States)

USA1846 - April 25 – Mexican–American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas' boundaries.
The war, stemming from the United States’ annexation of Texas in 1845 and from a dispute over whethe...Read MORE...

USA1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
Many people in California figured gold was there, but it was James W. Marshall on January 24, 1848, ...Read MORE...

USA1848 - February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S.

Click here to go to - February 2, 1848

Invention1849 - The safety pin is invented (Walter Hunt, United States)

USA1851 - June 5 - Uncle Tom's Cabin Appeared in Serial Form
This influential book is often included in lists of "causes of the Civil War" (1861-65). Harriet Bee...Read MORE...

Invention1853 - Potato chips are invented (George Crum, United States)

USA1854 - July - Republican Party formed for abolition of slavery.
It began in a little schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854. A small group of dedicated abolitioni...Read MORE...

Invention1857 - Toilet paper is invented (Joseph Gayetty, United States)

USA1859 - October 16 – John Brown raids the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an unsuccessful bid to spark a general slave rebellion.
Late on the night of October 16, 1859, John Brown and 21 armed followers stole into the town of Harp...Read MORE...

USA1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of Un...Read MORE...

USA1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America
On November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. He ...Read MORE...

USA1863 - October 3 – President Lincoln proclaims a national Thanksgiving day to be celebrated the final Thursday in November in the United States
By the President of the United States,


USA1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation app...Read MORE...

Invention1864 - Pasteurization is invented (Louis Pasteur, France)

USA1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:
Shortly after 10 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at For...Read MORE...

NewsDuring the Civil War, a Confederate soldier's body was accidentally sent to Gray.
Instead of sending it away, the people of Gray gave it a proper burial and funded a gravestone marke...Read MORE...

USA1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.
Harried mercilessly by Federal troops and continually cut off from turning south, Lee headed west, e...Read MORE...

USA1867 - March 30 – Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million from Alexander II of Russia, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this "Seward's Folly"
U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward signs a treaty with Russia for the purchase of Alaska for ...Read MORE...

Invention1868 - The typewriter is invented (Christopher Latham Sholes, United States)

USA1869 - May 10 - The Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. (Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah)
The Last Rail Land and the Last Spike Driven.
San Francisco and New York Lin...

1870 Gray, Cumberland, Maine
Name: John D Sawyer
Birth Year (Estimated): 1839
Gender: Male
Age (Original): 31y
Race: White
Birthplace: Maine
Event Place: Maine, United States
Household Gender Age Birthplace
John D Sawyer M 31y Maine
Clara A Sawyer F 24y Maine
Mary H Sawyer F 3y Maine
Horace A Sawyer M 7m ...

USA1876 - May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion - First Official World's Fair in the United States
May 10, 1876: The Centennial Exhibition opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at which Caroline Shaw...Read MORE...

News1876 - Pennell Institute was built in Gray history -

Invention1876 - March 7 – Alexander Graham Bell is granted a United States patent for an invention he calls the telephone (patent #174,466).

March 7, 1876

Invention1877 - Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record sound, considered Edison's first great invention. Edison demonstrates the device for the first time on November 29.
The Phonograph.
The Scientific American contains the first announcement of what may be the most won...Read MORE...

Invention1879 - Incandescent light bulb is invented (Thomas Alva Edison, United States)
Edison still claims that his electric light is a complete success, and says he can now furnish it at...Read MORE...

1880 Gray, Cumberland, Maine

Name: John D. Sawyer
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1880
Event Place: Gray, Cumberland, Maine, United States
Gender: Male
Age: 42
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Farmer
Race (Original): W
Ethnicity: American
Relationship to Head of Household: Self
Birthplace: Maine, Unit...

USA1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.

Exactly at noon on Sunday, as has been announced, the new system of uniform time wil...Read MORE...

USA1884 - First metal-framed skyscraper - The Home Insurance Building is generally noted as the first tall building to be supported, both inside and outside, by a fireproof metal frame.
...The most expensive and probably the most substantial of the structures that can be included in th...Read MORE...

Invention1884 - Photographic film is invented (George Eastman, United States)

Invention1884 - The roller coaster (LeMarcus A. Thompson, United States)

USA1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.
The formal reception of Bartholdi's great statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World" took place at y...Read MORE...

Invention1889 - The automobile is invented (Gottlieb Daimler, Germany)

Invention1891 - The motion picture camera is invented (Thomas Alva Edison, William K.L. Dickson, United States)
It is to Reproduce a Picture of ...

World History1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition
World's Columbian Exposition is held in Chicago, commemorating the 400th anniversary of European exp...Read MORE...

Invention1893 - The electric toaster is invented (Crompton Co., UK)

Invention1893 - The zipper is invented (Whitcomb L. Judson, United States)

Invention1897 - Aspirin is invented (Felix Hoffmann (Bayer), Germany)

USA1898 - April 25 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain; the U.S. Congress announces that a state of war has existed since April 21 (later backdating this one more day to April 20).
...On April 11, 1898, President William McKinley asked Congress for authorization to end the fightin...Read MORE...

USA1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.
On December 10, the Treaty of Paris officially ended the Spanish-American War. The once-proud Spanis...Read MORE...

USA1900 - March 15 – The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing the United States currency on the gold standard.
The Gold Standard Act a Law.
Washington, March 15. - The gold standard act passed by congress, defi...Read MORE...

1900 Gray, Cumberland, Maine
Name: John D Sawyer
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1900
Event Place: ED 45 Gray town, Cumberland, Maine, United States
Birth Date: May 1839
Birthplace: Maine
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Father's Birthplace: Maine
Mother's Birthplace: Maine
Race: Whi...

Invention1903 - The first engine-powered airplane is invented (Wilbur & Orville Wright, United States)
Two Americans Solve Great Problem of Aerial Navigation With a Flying M...Read MORE...

USA1904 - June 28 - U.S. begins construction of Panama Canal
A small U.S. workforce arrives in Panama to survey, plan, and continue the excavation begun by the F...Read MORE...

Invention1906 - August 22 – The first Victor Victrola, a phonographic record player, is manufactured.
Splendid Talking Machine.
The Victor Victrola, a splendid new talking machine, is being exhibited b...Read MORE...

Invention1907 - The electric washing machine is invented (Alva J. Fisher, United States)

Invention1908 - First Model-T car is produced by Henry Ford (United States)
The Ford Motor Company from now until July will manufacture in quantities o...Read MORE...

USA1910 - Comet Halley is visible from Earth. It won't be seen again until 1986.
May 18, 1910 Will Be the Biggest Day...

1910 Gray, Cumberland, Maine
Name: John T Sawyer
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Census
Event Year: 1910
Event Place: Gray, Cumberland, Maine, United States
District: 54
Gender: Male
Age: 70
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Race (Original): White
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Relationship to H...

World History1912 - April 15 - Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic
At 2:20 a.m. on April 15, 1912, the British ocean liner Titanic sinks into the North Atlantic Ocean ...Read MORE...

Invention1913 - The assembly line is invented (Henry Ford, United States)

Invention1913 - The bra is invented (Mary Phelps Jacob, United States)

USA1914 - Woodrow Wilson signs a Mother's Day proclamation.
President Wilson Acts on Joint Resolution of Congress

World History1914 - August 1 - World War I begins: Germany declares war on Russia and France and invades Belgium
August 1, 1914 - Germany declares war on Russia. France and Belgium begin full mobilization.

Augu...

USA1916 - On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing a national Flag Day on June 14. - May 30, 1916

19 December 1917
Gray, Cumberland, Maine, USA


Name: John D Sawyer
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 19 Dec 1917
Event Place: Gray, Maine, United States
Birth Date: 01 Jun 1838
Birthplace: Gray, Maine
GS Film number: 001001834
Digital Folder Number: 005246544
Image Number: 01883

"Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 24 Oct 2013), John D Sawyer, 1917.

Added: 10/24/2013 6:35:57 PM

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