Sarah Maria (Clissold) Primrose (1856 - 1934)

Sarah Maria (Clissold) Primrose
1856 - 1934
updated August 06, 2020
Sarah Maria (Clissold) Primrose, mother to 2 children, was born in 1856. She was born into the Clissold family and married into the Primrose family. Sarah's partner was Charles Herman Burton Primrose, and they gave birth to Hubert Leslie Primrose and Herman Burton Primrose. She died in 1934 at age 78.

The Daily Advertiser, Wagga Wagga, N.S.W. 8th December 1934.
The death took place on Tuesday of Mrs. S. M. Primrose,
mother of Ald. H. M. Primrose, M.L.A. for North Sydney.
She was in her 78th year and had lived at Cootamundra
and Coonabarabran before making her home at Roseville,
where she resided for many years. She is survived by three
daughters and four sons. The latter are Messrs. H. L. and
R. C. N. Primrose ( of the legal firm of Primrose and Primrose ),
Mr. H. B. Primrose ( of Selwey and Primrose, solicitors ), and
Mr. A. E. Primrose, of Gladesville. She had been a keen worker
for charitable organisations.
The funeral took place at Gore Hill cemetery. The Premier was
represented by Mr. Rose, and the Mayor of North Sydney ( Ald.
R. C. Forsyth ) also attended in addition to the relatives.

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The Sun, Sydney. 4th December 1934.
PRIMROSE. - 4th December, 1934, at her
residence, "Kaloola," Bancroft- avenue,
Roseville, Sarah Maria Primrose in her
78th year.

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In 1856, in the year that Sarah Maria (Clissold) Primrose was born, on May 21st, Lawrence Kansas was ransacked and burned by pro-slavery forces. Called the "Sacking of Lawrence", it was part of the "Bleeding Kansas" war between pro-slavery and antislavery settlers.

In 1871, at the age of only 15 years old, Sarah was alive when on October 8th, 4 major fires started on the shores of Lake Michigan - in Chicago (Illinois), Peshtigo (Wisconsin), Holland (Michigan) and Manistee (Michigan). The Chicago fire is the most well known of them because it left almost 100,000 people homeless. But the Peshtigo Fire killed around 2,500 people. The casualty count made it the deadliest fire in US history.

In 1895, she was 39 years old when on March 15th, in County Tipperary, Ireland, Michael Cleary killed his wife of 8 years, Bridget, and burned her body. His defense was that his "wife" was a changeling that was left in his real wife's place when she was abducted by fairies. He was nonetheless convicted and imprisoned for manslaughter. He spent 15 years in prison.

In 1911, Sarah was 55 years old when the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1934, in the year of Sarah Maria (Clissold) Primrose's passing, on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

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