Jessie May Courtney

14 July 1878–20 July 1960 (Age 82)
Polk, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Jessie May

When Jessie May Courtney was born on 14 July 1878, in Polk, Nebraska, United States, her father, Owen L. Courtney, was 22 and her mother, Elestine Dowers, was 15. She married O. M. Conger on 29 March 1895, in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States. She lived in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States in 1930 and Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 20 July 1960, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Argolia Marion "Golie" Cowger
Jessie May Courtney
Marriage: 29 March 1895
Mabel Fern Cowger
Floyd E Cowger
Angie Leona Cowger

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 March 1895Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 3
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles
    Age 4
    Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 22
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    English and Irish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Courtenay near Sens in northern France, or some other place similarly named, from the name of a Gallo-Roman landlord, Curtenus (a derivative of Latin curtus ‘short’) + the locative suffix -acum.Irish: English surname adopted for Ó Curnáin ‘descendant of Curnán’, an Old Irish personal name based on a diminutive of corn ‘horn’.History: A family of this name (see 1 above) can be traced back to Athon de Courtenay, who lived in Courtenay in Loiret in the early 11th century. Renaud de Courtenay held land in Devon in the 12th century, and the family later held the title of Earls of Devon following the marriage of Hugh de Courtenay to Margaret de Bohun, granddaughter of King Edward I, in 1325.

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

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    Sources (27)

    • Jessie May Cowger, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jessie Courtney in household of Owens Courtney, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
    • Jessie Courtney in entry for Glenn Edward Clever and Mabel Fern Black, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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