Ernest Jennings Jessee

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

The Life of Ernest Jennings

When Ernest Jennings Jessee was born on 16 April 1896, in Virginia, United States, his father, Thomas Dolan Kernan Jessee, was 36 and his mother, Ida Louisa Counts, was 29. He married Sadie Bestai Fishbyrned on 28 December 1923, in Petersburg, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 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: 28 December 1923
Ida Rowena Jessee
Maurice Jennings Jessee

Spouse and Children

28 December 1923
Petersburg, Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Dolan Kernan Jessee





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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.
1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched

Age 3

On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.
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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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

Variant spelling of English or respelling of German Jesse .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ernest Jessee, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ernest J Jessee in household of T D K Jessee, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ernest Jessen, "United States Census, 1920"

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