Wednesday’s Leaf: Sarah Earl

Today we feature Sarah Earl, my third great grandmother. Sarah was born on July 2, 1835 in Scarborough, York, Ontario, Canada. Sarah’s grandfather, Henry Earl, belonged to a group of Loyalists who left America in 1783 to found New Brunswick, Canada.

Sarah Earl

Sarah Earl (1835-1927)

Around 1836, Sarah’s family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and moved to Kirtland, Ohio. Eventually, the Earl family moved to Nauvoo, Illinois, where Sarah was baptized in 1843. After being driven out of Illinois, Sarah and her family arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on September 11, 1850.

In 1843, Sarah married Alma Harris and eventually settled in Logan, Utah. Sarah was often described as sweet, gracious, and intensely interested in life. She also had a deep love for music.

Sarah passed away on June 19, 1927 in Logan, Utah.

Obituary_Sarah Earl

Sarah’s Obituary (June 20, 1927)


Sarah Earl Headstone

Sarah’s Headstone (Logan Cemetery)