Jane Ann Fitzgerald

Brief Life History of Jane Ann

When Jane Ann Fitzgerald was born on 11 June 1837, in Spring Arbor, Spring Arbor Township, Jackson, Michigan, United States, her father, John Fitzgerald, was 51 and her mother, Abigail Burroughs, was 44. She married Edwin E Humphrey about 1856, in Jackson, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Eaton Rapids, Eaton, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Spring Arbor Township, Jackson, Michigan, United States in 1860. She died on 24 July 1880, in Jackson, Michigan, United States, at the age of 43.

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Edwin E Humphrey
Jane Ann Fitzgerald
Marriage: about 1856
Carlton Job Humphrey
Grace M Humphrey
Harriet Eliza Humphreys
John Samuel Humphrey
Guy Deforest Humphrey
Annie P. Humphrey

Sources (19)

  • Jane Fitzgerald, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Jane A Humphrey in entry for Gary Deforest Humphrey, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
  • Jane Humphey, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (7)


Eaton Rapids was first platted on 19 July 1838.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Eamon, Liam, Aidan, Bridgid, Caitlin, Donal, Fitz, Fitzgerald, Ciaran, Colum, Dermot.

Irish: from Anglo-Norman French fi(t)z ‘son’ (see Fitz ) + the personal name Gerald (see Gerald ), ‘son of Gerald’. This is a very common Anglo-Norman name in Ireland, where it has been Gaelicized as Mac Gearailt. Irish bearers of the name claim descent from Gerald Fitzwalter de Windsor, constable of Pembroke Castle in the early 12th century, whose grandson Raymond (or Redmond) ‘le Gros’ FitzGerald (died after 1185) led the invasion of Ireland on behalf of Strongbow in 1170. A branch of the family held the title Knight of Glin from at least 1299–2011.

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

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