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Sarah Norma (Crabtree) Ariel (1920 - abt. 2009)

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Sarah Norma (Sadie) Ariel formerly Crabtree aka Ayotte
Born in Andover, New Brunswick, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Mainemap
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Mother of and [private daughter (1940s - unknown)]
Died about in Meriden, New Haven, Connecticutmap
Profile last modified | Created 4 Nov 2013
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The family name had been changed from Crabb to Crabtree in Probate Court, Piscataquis County, State of Maine, Oct. 4, 1910.(2)

Sadie was born to David and Edith Crabtree on 20 Jan 1920 in Andover, New Brunswick, Canada. (5,6,8,9,10)

Sadie was born Sarah Norma Crabtree, named after her Aunt Sarah Ermina Crabtree. (4)

On June 1, 1921, Sadie Crabtree was 1 year old and lived in Victoria, Canada with her father, mother, 3 brothers, and 5 sisters. (5)

On 21 Aug 1937, Sadie married Joe Ayotte.

On April 1, 1940, Sadie Ayotte was 20 years old and lived in Houlton, Maine with her husband, Joe Ayotte, and son.(6)

Sadie M. Ayotte lived in New Britain, Connecticut in 1953. (7)

Sadie married Joseph C. Ariale on 19 Oct 1957. (11)

Sadie died 3 Oct 2009 in Meriden, Connecticut. (9,10).



1. Interviews with Sadie’s sister, Elva Crabtree, by her daughter, Clair Harris Zarges over the years before Elva's death in 1998.

2. Record from the Probate Court, State of Maine, County of Piscataquis, 4 Oct 1910; copy in my possession 12/12/2013, Clair Harris Zarges; sent to me by Duane E. Crabtree, son of Talmage Dewitt Crabb in an email dated 30 July 2001.

3. Maine, Marriages, 1892-1996 1 citation provides evidence for Marriage, Name, Residence

4. Undated letter from Sadie Crabtree, received 2 June 1999; copy in my possession as of 1 Jan 2014. --Clair Zarges

5.1921 Census of Canada 1 citation provides evidence for Event, Residence, Birth

6.1940 United States Federal Census 1 citation provides evidence for Birth, Name, Residence

7. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 2 citations provide evidence for Name, Residence

8.U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2 1 citation provides evidence for Birth, Name, Residence

9.U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current 1 citation provides evidence for Birth, Name, Death

10.United States Obituary Collection 1 citation provides evidence for Birth, Name, Death

11. Ancestry Family Trees This citation provides evidence for Sarah Norma "Sadie" Crabtree's marriage to Joe Ariel.


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On 4 Nov 2013 Clair (Harris) Zarges wrote:

This is from Cheryl Blakely, daughter of Sadie's sister, Faith:

"I suspect all the Crabtree girls were blessed with a young mind. Had you ever had the opportunity to see Sade play the piano? What a show. She bounced all over, feet pounding the pedals, she'd used the entire keyboard.....and had a grand time doing it too."

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Sadie is 21 degrees from SJ Baty, 22 degrees from Orville Redenbacher and 19 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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