Minerva Ann Kent

29 May 1856–5 January 1941 (Age 84)
Johnson Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States

The Life of Minerva Ann

When Minerva Ann Kent was born on 29 May 1856, in Johnson Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States, her father, George Anson Kent, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Boyle, was 35. She married William Jenkins on 8 August 1880, in Clinton, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Indiana, United States in 1870. She died on 5 January 1941, in Michigan Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Whiteman Cemetery, Michigan Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States.

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William Jenkins
Minerva Ann Kent
Marriage: 8 August 1880
Byron Kent Jenkins
Ivan H Jenkins
Edna Jenkins

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8 August 1880
Clinton, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 7

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 7

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 25

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from Kent, an ancient Celtic name. The surname is also frequent in Scotland and Ireland. In Irrerwick in East Lothian, English vassals were settled in the middle of the 12th century and in Meath in Ireland in the 13th century.

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

Sources (3)

  • Minerva M Kent in household of Sarah Kent, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Minerva A Kent in household of Sarah Kent, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Minerva A Kent in household of Sarah Kent, "United States Census, 1860"

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