Sarah Pitts (1887 - 1982)

A photo of Sarah Pitts
Add photo
Sarah Pitts
1887 - 1982
Born
April 23, 1887
Death
January 1982
Last Known Residence
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah 84117
Summary
Sarah Pitts was born on April 23, 1887. She died in January 1982 at 94 years old. We know that Sarah Pitts had been residing in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah 84117.
Updated: February 6, 2019
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
Show & Tell Her Story
Share your memories, stories, and photos so that Sarah is always remembered.
Update biobiography
What's this?

This collaborative biography is for you to show & tell Sarah's life so that she is always remembered.

Biography
Sarah Pitts
Most commonly known as
Sarah Pitts
Full name
Other names or aliases
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah 84117
Last known residence
Female
Gender
Sarah Pitts was born on
Birth
Sarah Pitts died in
Death
Sarah Pitts was born on
Sarah Pitts died in
Birth
Death
Heritage
Childhood
Adulthood

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Sarah Pitts?
View other bios of people named Sarah Pitts

Sarah's Family Tree

Parent
Parent
Sarah Pitts
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends

Friends can be as close as family. Add Sarah's family friends, and her friends from childhood through adulthood.

Add bio

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Sarah.

Cancel

Share Sarah's obituary or write your own to preserve her legacy.

Sarah Pitts died in January 1982 at age 94. She was born on April 23, 1887. We have no information about Sarah's family. We know that Sarah Pitts had been residing in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah 84117.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Sarah's lifetime.

In 1887, in the year that Sarah Pitts was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1898, at the age of merely 11 years old, Sarah was alive when on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1911, she was 24 years old when the United States Supreme Court broke up Standard Oil in May. John D. Rockefeller established Standard Oil in 1870 and it was the largest oil refinery at the time. The Supreme Court found that Standard Oil of New Jersey (one of the many iterations of Standard Oil) was guilty of "monopolizing the petroleum industry through a series of abusive and anticompetitive actions". The Court broke up the several entities that comprised Standard Oil and they eventually became competing firms.

In 1972, Sarah was 85 years old when on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

In 1982, in the year of Sarah Pitts's passing, on September 14th, Princess Grace of Monaco (American actress Grace Kelly), 52, died of injuries when her car plunged off a mountain road. Her 17 year old daughter, Stephanie, was also in the car and suffered serious injuries but recovered. It's believed that the accident was caused when Princess Grace, who was driving, had a mild stroke.

Other Sarah Pitts

Other Pitts

Other Bios

Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
See Success Stories
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later."

Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends.

These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top