Jessie M. Felt

8 December 1872–
Genesee, Genesee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Jessie M.

When Jessie M. Felt was born on 8 December 1872, in Genesee, Genesee, Michigan, United States, her father, Orin Felt, was 38 and her mother, Maria Bortle, was 34.

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Family Time Line

Orin Felt
1834–1905
Maria Bortle
1838–1909
Elizabeth Felt
1860–1888
Emma Felt
1862–1939
William Henry Felt
1864–1946
Jessie M. Felt
1872–
Sarah Felt
1873–1929

Parents and Siblings

    Orin Felt

    Male1834–1905Male

    Maria Bortle

    Female1838–1909Female

siblings

(5)

World Events (3)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 7

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a felt maker, from Old English felt ‘felt’.2 Said to be an Americanized or Germanized spelling of a Hungarian name, of uncertain identity.

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

Sources (2)

  • Jessie M Felt, "Michigan Births, 1867-1902"
  • Jessie M. Felt, "Michigan, Births and Christenings, 1775-1995"

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