Jennie Ellen Stafford

7 July 1910–15 January 1985 (Age 74)
Carbondale, Jackson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Jennie Ellen

When Jennie Ellen Stafford was born on 7 July 1910, in Carbondale, Jackson, Illinois, United States, her father, Harry Edward Stafford, was 27 and her mother, Rowena Paralee Batson, was 31. She died on 15 January 1985, in Jackson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Carbondale, Jackson, Illinois, United States.

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · Women get the right to vote in Illinois

Age 3

Grace Wilbur Trout was elected president of the Chicago Political Equality League and started her presidency by making sure that each senate district was supporting suffrage for women. A few months later, the bill was up for voting in the state. Trout and her team went as far as to get male voters from their homes. The bill passed giving Women the right to vote for President of the Nation and all local offices not in the Illinois Constitution.

Age 21

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places in England so called, which do not all share the same etymology. The county seat of Staffordshire (which is probably the main source of the surname) is named from Old English stæð ‘landing place’ + ford ‘ford’. Examples in Devon seem to have as their first element Old English stān ‘stone’, and one in Sussex is probably named with Old English stēor ‘steer’, ‘bullock’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Jennie E Stafford in household of Roena B Stafford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jennie E Stafford in household of Roena Stafford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jennie Rahn, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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