William Cary Jennings

18 February 1882–3 January 1964 (Age 81)
Rio, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of William Cary

When William Cary Jennings was born on 18 February 1882, in Rio, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Sumner Jennings, was 25 and his mother, Mary Jane Meredith, was 28. He married Alice Ruth Cuff on 11 October 1909, in Winneconne, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Springvale, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States for about 40 years. He died on 3 January 1964, in Dodgeville, Iowa, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 81.

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William Cary Jennings
Alice Ruth Cuff
Marriage: 11 October 1909
Wealthy J Jennings
David D. Jennings
Melvin Jennings
Norman S. Jennings

Spouse and Children

11 October 1909
Winneconne, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States


    Wealthy J Jennings


    David D. Jennings


    Melvin Jennings



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World Events (8)

1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 1

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 22

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Janyn, Jenyn, a pet form of John .2 German: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Johannes ( see John ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Jennings in household of Summer Jennings, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William C Jennings in household of Somner Jennings, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • William Jennings, "United States Census, 1940"

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