Sarah Ann Washington


Personal and Family Information

Sarah was born on 22 JUL 1871 in Astbury Parish, Congleton, Cheshire, England, the daughter of James Washington and Harriet Jane Wilkinson.

She died on 5 JUL 1946 in Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas.

Her husband was John Frank Vandevord, who she married on 12 FEB 1898 in Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas. Their five known children were Clifford (1900-1982), Edith (1901-1981), Pearl (1904-2002), Ralph (1906-1985) and Roy (1911-1996).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Sarah Ann Washington


James Washington


John Washington


Thomas Washington




Mary Hersfield


Thomas Hersfield




Harriet Jane Wilkinson


William Harry Wilkinson


Hanah Barber



Birth22 JUL 1871
Place: Astbury Parish, Congleton, Cheshire, England
Death5 JUL 1946
Place: Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas
Burial7 JUL 1946
Place: Burlingame Cmtry, Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas


Note 1

!Notes: Lived with her husband in a white house on the corner of Kansas Avenue and Santa Fe Street in Burlingame. Sarah and John Vandevord later bought a farm northeast of burlingame.

!Obituary: [Burlingame newspaper]: --- Heart attack Fatal To Mrs. John Vandevord ---

!P: Funeral services for Mrs. John Vandevord, 75, were held in the Burlingame Methodist church on Sunday afternoon, July 7, at 2:30 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. H. Zimmerman. Hymns were sung by Fred Cones and Harry Harkness, , accompanied by Mrs. W. G. Beale on the organ. Burial was in the Burlingame cemetery.

!P: Mrs. Vandevord's death due to a heart attack, occured Friday morning at her home and that of her daughter, Mrs. Edith Zucci northeast of Burlingame.

!P: Sarah Washington, oldest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Washington, was born July 22, 1871 at Congleton, Cheshire England. In early childhood she came to America with her parents, and to this locality where she spent the remainder of her life.

!P: She was united in marriage to John Vandevord of Burlingame in 1893, who preceded her in death in 1924.

!P: Surviving her are two daughters, Mrs. Edith Zucci of Burlingame and Mrs. Pearl Terry of Topeka, three sons, Clifford, Ralph and Roy Vandevord all of Burlingame; fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

!P: Also surviving are seven sisters, Mrs. Emma Beeson and Mrs. Mary Meggison, Topeka, Mrs. Nellie Hothckiss and Mrs. Martha Brukett, Burlingame; Mrs. Anna Hagge, Chicago and Mrs. Arti Kilgore and Mrs. Ada Gimm, Davenport, Iowa; and three brothers, Thomas Washington, Denver, Arthur Washington, Los Angeles, and William Washington, Norborne, Mo.

!P: Out of town relatives here for the funeral included Mrs. Anna Hagge of Chicago, Mrs. Emma Beeson of Topeka, Wm. Washington of Norborne, Mo. and Thomas Washington of Denver; also Mr. and Mrs. Henry Vandevord from Illinois, Mrs. Stanley Fender from Colorado, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Croucher of Peterton; from Topeka, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Perry and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. Leo Meggison, Mrs. Hazel Strauss, Mr. and MRs. Raymond Beeson, Mrs. Leora Lindsay, Mrs. Charles Gaines, Miss Harriet Hotchkiss, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mcran, Mrs. Becky Randell. -----