Abbie Mae Hood

Female22 August 1881–22 June 1973

Brief Life History of Abbie Mae

When Abbie Mae Hood was born on 22 August 1881, in Storm Lake, Buena Vista, Iowa, United States, her father, John Henry Gray Hood, was 43 and her mother, Harriett A M Lewis, was 32. She married Beryl Kent Jarnagin on 18 April 1900, in Cass Township, Guthrie, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Calhoun, Iowa, United States in 1935 and Twin Lakes Township, Calhoun, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 22 June 1973, at the age of 91, and was buried in Brethren Cemetery, Panora, Guthrie, Iowa, United States.

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Beryl Kent Jarnagin
Abbie Mae Hood
Marriage: 18 April 1900
Percy Earl Jarnagin
Claire Hood Jarnagin
Max Leroy Jarnagin

Sources (15)

  • Nae Jarnagan in household of Beryl Jarnagan, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Berdie Ally May Hood, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Find A Grave

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  • Marriage
    18 April 1900Cass Township, Guthrie, Iowa, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 1

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 3

    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.

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 25

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English hod, hood, hodde ‘hood’, either for someone who wore a hood (like the medieval folk hero Robin Hood) or who made and sold hoods. In Kent and Sussex the name may sometimes have been confused with Hoad .

    English: from the Middle English personal name Hod(e), a variant of Ode or Odd with prosthetic H-; see Ott and Oates and compare Hodson 2.

    English and Scottish: variant of Hudd, from the Middle English personal name Hudde, Hutte, which could represent Old English Hud(d)a or its ancient Germanic equivalent Hud(d)o, but is more likely from Anglo-Norman French Hud(de), a pet form of Hugh.

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

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