Jennie Evans

18 September 1864–13 April 1924 (Age 59)
Oconomowoc, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Jennie

When Jennie Evans was born on 18 September 1864, in Oconomowoc, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Robert Evans, was 49 and her mother, Margaret Ferguson, was 34. She married William Robert Wooley on 25 December 1878, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1870. She died on 13 April 1924, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Robert Wooley
Jennie Evans
Marriage: 25 December 1878
Carrie May Wooley
David Miller Wooley
Margaret Jane Wooley
Herbert Roy Wooley

Spouse and Children

25 December 1878
Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Evans


    Margaret Ferguson




    Robert Evans


    John Evans


    William Evans




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World Events (8)

1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 3

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 3

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 19

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Name Meaning

Welsh: patronymic from the personal name Iefan ( see Evan ), with redundant English patronymic -s.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Jennie Wiley in household of Wm R Wiley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jane Wooley in household of Wm Wooley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jamie Wooley in household of Wm Wooley, "United States Census, 1880"

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