Jane Wilson

20 December 1847–2 June 1934 (Age 86)
Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Jane

When Jane Wilson was born on 20 December 1847, in Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, West (Squire) Wilson, was 27 and her mother, Margaret Drynan, was 23. She married Robert Whannell on 23 January 1873. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Grant Township, Tama, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Perry Township, Tama, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 2 June 1934, in Tama, Tama, Iowa, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Traer, Tama, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Whannell
Jane Wilson
Marriage: 23 January 1873
Westina Maggie Whannel
Henry J Whannel

Spouse and Children

    Robert Whannell



23 January 1873


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World Events (8)

1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 1

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 23

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and northern Irish: patronymic from the personal name Will , a very common medieval short form of William .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Whannell in household of Robt Whannell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jane Whannell in household of Robert Whannell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • J Wilson in household of W Wilson, "United States Census, 1860"

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