Daughter of Albert and Rachel (Crew) Emmons.
Born: February 17, 1878 in Unknown.
Died: January 13, 1937 in What Cheer, Keokuk County, Iowa.
Buried: About January 13, 1937 in Coal Creek Cemetery, What Cheer, Keokuk County, Iowa.
1880 - Washington Township, Keokuk County, Iowa.
1900 - Washington Township, Keokuk County, Iowa.
1915 - Keokuk County, Iowa.
1920 - Washington Township, Keokuk County, Iowa.
April 24, 1930 - Washington Township, Keokuk County, Iowa.
Education: 1898 - Friends Boarding School, Barnesville, Ohio.
Married: Ole E Stakland January 25, 1930 in Coal Creek Meeting, What Cheer, Keokuk County, Iowa.

Sara L. Emmons, Daughter of Albert and Rachel Emmons was born Feb 17, 1878 on the farm northwest of What Cheer, which has since been her home until she was called to the Eternal Home on the morning of Nov 13, 1937.

She graduated from Friends Boarding School, Barnesville, Ohio, in 1898. A few years later, she went with her parents to Boulder, Colo. where she spent two winters in an effort to regain her health. She returned much benefitted and although never very robust, she was able to care faithfully for her mother through her declining years. The mother passed away in 1920 and Sara kept up the home for her father until he too was called from this life in 1933.

On Jan 25, 1930 she was united in marriage with Ole E Stakland, who, with his three children added much happiness to the home. In the last two years of Sara's life the progress of disease became more pronounced and increased steadily. She continued her interest in home duties and helped with advice and counsel after failing strength compelled her to remain mostly in her chair or bed.

She was a life long member of the Society of Friends. Her quiet cheerfulness and unassuming trust endeared her to those who knew her.

1885 Census
Name: Sarah Emmons
Event: Census
Event Year: 1885
Event Place: Washington, Keokuk, Iowa
Gender: Female
Age: 7
Estimated Birth Year: 1878
Family Number: 3
Page: 1
Line Number: 13
Film Number: 1021486
Digital Folder Number: 004539614
Image Number: 00625
Household Gender Age
Albert Emmons M 49
Rachel Emmons F 46
Elwood Emmons M 24
Luis Emmons M 14
Wilson Emmons M 9
Sarah Emmons F 7

1900 Census

1920 Census
Name: Sarah Emmons
Residence: , Keokuk, Iowa
Estimated Birth Year: 1878
Age: 42
Birthplace: Iowa
Relationship to Head of Household: Daughter
Gender: Female
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Ohio
Mother's Birthplace: Ohio
Film Number: 1820497
Digital Folder Number: 4300699
Image Number: 00402
Sheet Number: 5
Household Gender Age
Parent: Albert Emmons M 84y
Parent: Racheal Emmons F 82y
Orlin Emmons M 62y
Sarah Emmons F 42y

1930 Census