Lena M. Jefferson

Female14 May 1882–9 August 1922

Brief Life History of Lena M.

When Lena M. Jefferson was born on 14 May 1882, in Republic, Kansas, United States, her father, Iverson Alverian “Iva” Jefferson, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Jane Davenport, was 24. She married William Edward Frame on 25 October 1900, in Washington, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Haddam, Washington, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Esculapia Township, Benton, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 9 August 1922, in Benton, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Rogers Cemetery, Rogers, Benton, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Edward Frame
Lena M. Jefferson
Marriage: 25 October 1900
Myrtle Mae Frame
James W Frame

Sources (11)

  • Lena M Jefferson in household of Iva A Jefferson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lena M Jefferson, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"
  • Lena Jefferson in entry for Myrtle Mae Taylor, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 October 1900Washington, Kansas, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

    Age 1

    The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.


    Age 4

    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 14

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern): patronymic from the Middle English personal name Geffrey or Jeffray (see Jeffrey ) + -son. In the late medieval period Geffreyson was increasingly pronounced Jeffrason, with shortening of the diphthong to a simple vowel, which was later commonly altered to Gefferson and Jefferson, with metathesis of -r- and this shortened vowel. In North America, this surname became especially common among African Americans (see 2 below).

    African American: from the personal name Jefferson (or Thomas Jefferson), adopted in honor of Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd president of the US; or adoption of the surname in 1 above, in most cases probably for the same reason.

    History: The third US president, author of the Declaration of Independence, and VA statesman Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826) relates in his memoirs a family tradition that he was descended from Welsh stock on his father's side, while noting the relative infrequency of the name Jefferson in Wales. It is a characteristically northern English name. — A Jefferson was among the burgesses who attended the first representative assembly at Jamestown, VA, in 1619.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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