Sarah (Collins) Summersford (1868 - 1950)

Sarah (Collins) Summersford
1868 - 1950
updated September 17, 2020
Sarah (Collins) Summersford was born in 1868 in England United Kingdom. She was born into the Collins family and married into the Summersford family. She married Alfred Benjamin Summersford in 1887. Sarah died in 1950 at 82 years old.

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Sarah (Collins) Summersford died in 1950 at age 82. She was born in 1868 in England United Kingdom. She married Alfred Benjamin Summersford in 1887.
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In 1868, in the year that Sarah (Collins) Summersford was born, on May 30th, Memorial Day was observed as a day to decorate the graves of Union soldiers with flowers. General John A. Logan, of the Grand Army of the Republic, had declared the 30th "Decoration Day".

In 1885, at the age of 17 years old, Sarah was alive when on June 17th, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Two hundred thousand people and hundreds of boats greeted the statue. It had to be assembled but that had to wait until the pedestal was completed the following April.

In 1893, when she was 25 years old, on November 7th, the women of Colorado were given the right to vote via a state referendum. Fifty-five percent of voters turned out and the referendum passed with 35,798 voting in favor and 29,551 voting against.

In 1921, Sarah was 53 years old when the silent film The Sheik, directed by George Melford and starring Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres (also featuring Adolphe Menjou) debuted on October 21st. Critics weren't enthusiastic but the public loved it - in the first few weeks 125,000 people had seen the movie - and it eventually exceeded $1 million in ticket sales. And Rudolph Valentino, an Italian American, became the heartthrob of a female generation.

In 1950, in the year of Sarah (Collins) Summersford's passing, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

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