Etta May Neskern

24 July 1875–11 April 1937 (Age 61)
New York, United States

The Life of Etta May

When Etta May Neskern was born on 24 July 1875, in New York, United States, her father, Jacob Michael Kniskern, was 41 and her mother, Jennie Lousia Garlish, was 41. She had at least 3 sons and 4 daughters with Jacob M Whitman. She lived in Davenport, Scott, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States in 1937. She died on 11 April 1937, in Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Kewanee, Henry, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob M Whitman
Etta May Neskern
Ira Francis Whitman
Hazel F Whitman
George F. Whitman
Violet Whitman
Marian Elizabeth Whitman
Robert Whitman
Nora Whitman

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    Jacob Michael Kniskern


    Jennie Lousia Garlish




World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 2

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 17

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

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Sources (3)

  • Etta Whitman in household of Jacob Whitman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Etta May Whitman in entry for Jacob M. Whitman, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Etta Whitman, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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