Maria J. "Jennie" Carmichael

10 April 1874–29 March 1951 (Age 77)
Carroll, Carroll, Iowa, United States

The Life of Maria J. "Jennie"

When Maria J. "Jennie" Carmichael was born on 10 April 1874, in Carroll, Carroll, Iowa, United States, her father, Joshua George Washington Carmichael, was 43 and her mother, Maria Jane Hupp, was 42. She married Pitt Pratt Pierce on 24 April 1897. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Eden Township, Carroll, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Center, Knox, Nebraska, United States in 1885. She died on 29 March 1951, in Butte, Boyd, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Butte Cemetery, Butte, Boyd, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Pitt Pratt Pierce
Maria J. "Jennie" Carmichael
Marriage: 24 April 1897
Harold Ralph Pierce
Joseph Delbert Pierce
Albert Carmichael Pierce

Spouse and Children

24 April 1897


Parents and Siblings



    George Washington Carmichael


    Mary Adeline Carmichael


    Rhoda W. Carmichael



    Sarah Angeline Carmichael


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 10

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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

Scottish: habitational name from Carmichael in Lanarkshire, from British caer ‘fort’ + the personal name Michael .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jennie Pierce in household of Pitt Pierce, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jennie M Pierce, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Maria J Carmichael in household of J G W Carmichael, "United States Census, 1880"

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