Allie Nancy Hess

21 April 1876–21 June 1944 (Age 68)
Jackson, Alabama, United States

The Life of Allie Nancy

When Allie Nancy Hess was born on 21 April 1876, in Jackson, Alabama, United States, her father, James Anderson Hess, was 40 and her mother, Rebeca Ann Mc Curdy, was 38. She married James "Jim" Washington Gay on 31 January 1900, in Jackson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in DeKalb, Alabama, United States in 1880. She died on 21 June 1944, in Scottsboro, Jackson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Scottsboro, Jackson, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

James "Jim" Washington Gay
Allie Nancy Hess
Marriage: 31 January 1900
James Annis Gay Sr
James A Gay
John Will Gay
Frances Lyles Gay
Rossette Gay

Spouse and Children

31 January 1900
Jackson, Alabama, United States


    James Annis Gay Sr


    Frances Lyles Gay


    Rossette Gay


    James A Gay


    John Will Gay


Parents and Siblings



    Mary E. Hess


    Martha Lurany Palestine Hess


    Josephine Hess


    Rosa Ellen Hess


    Wesley Hess


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 6

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 19

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”

Name Meaning

1 German, Dutch, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): regional name for someone from the territory of Hesse (German Hessen).2 South German: from a short form of the personal name Matthäus ( see Matthew ).3 German and Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Hesso.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Allie Gay in household of James Gay, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Allie N Gay in household of James W Gay, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alla N Hess in household of James A Hess, "United States Census, 1880"

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