Ernest Jennings Jessee

16 April 1896–19 August 1982 (Age 86)
Western District, Scott, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Ernest Jennings

When Ernest Jennings Jessee was born on 16 April 1896, in Western District, Scott, Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Dolan Kernan Jessee, was 36 and his mother, Ida Louisa Counts, was 29. He married Nora Alice Breeding on 2 March 1917, in Russell, Greer, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Arlington, Virginia, United States in 1935 and Turtle Creek, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 19 August 1982, in Vero Beach, Indian River, Florida, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Fort Pierce, St. Lucie, Florida, United States.

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Ernest Jennings Jessee
Nora Alice Breeding
Marriage: 2 March 1917
Ida Rowena Jessee
Maurice Jennings Jessee

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 March 1917Russell, Greer, Oklahoma, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 2
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War
    Age 2
    Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 23
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Jesse , pronounced as two syllables. This surname is most common in VA.

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

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    Sources (17)

    • Ernest J Jessee, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
    • Ernest Jesse, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Earnest J Jessee, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, County Marriage Registers, 1853-1935"

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