Myrtle Jesse Jaques

23 July 1858–14 January 1954 (Age 95)
Woodland, Yolo, California, United States

The Life of Myrtle Jesse

When Myrtle Jesse Jaques was born on 23 July 1858, in Woodland, Yolo, California, United States, her father, Ernest Jesse Jaques, was 42 and her mother, Mariah H. Usher, was 38. She married John Wesley Williams on 21 April 1875, in Duckwater, Nye, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Duckwater, Nye, Nevada, United States in 1920 and Currant, Nye, Nevada, United States in 1930. She died on 14 January 1954, in Tonopah, Nye, Nevada, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Tonopah, Nye, Nevada, United States.

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John Wesley Williams
Myrtle Jesse Jaques
Marriage: 21 April 1875
Stella M. Williams
Charles Wesley Williams

Spouse and Children

    John Wesley Williams



21 April 1875
Duckwater, Nye, Nevada, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 11

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

Age 28

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: from the Old French personal name Jaques, a vernacular form of Latin Jacobus ( see Jacob ). In English this surname is traditionally pronounced as two syllables, jay-kwez. Compare Jacques .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Murtell Jaquese in household of Jesse Jaquese, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Myrtle J Tognoni in household of Joseph C Tognoni, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Myrtle Jaques in household of Jesse Jaques, "United States Census, 1870"

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