Janie Avinger

13 May 1870–23 June 1949 (Age 79)
Fort Deposit, Lowndes, Alabama, United States

The Life of Janie

When Janie Avinger was born on 13 May 1870, in Fort Deposit, Lowndes, Alabama, United States, her father, John Wesley Avinger, was 25 and her mother, Mary Amanda Kirkpatrick, was 21. She married John Austin Perdue on 29 December 1889, in Lowndes, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States in 1920 and Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States in 1930. She died on 23 June 1949, in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Austin Perdue
Janie Avinger
Marriage: 29 December 1889
Mary Lucille Perdue
Bernice Perdue
Johnnye Elizabeth Perdue
Lester Eugene Perdue
Janie Louise Perdue
Frances Marie Perdue

Spouse and Children

    John Austin Perdue



29 December 1889
Lowndes, Alabama, United States


    Mary Lucille Perdue



    Johnnye Elizabeth Perdue



    Janie Louise Perdue


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    John Wesley Avinger


    Mary Amanda Kirkpatrick




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 12

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. 
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 21

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized form of German Ewinger, a habitational name for someone from a place called Eubigheim in Württemberg (earlier Ewbickein).2 The surname is also said to be of Frisian origin. During the Reformation, a Frisian family named Aebinga moved to Switzerland, where the name changed to Aebinger.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jennie Avenger in household of J Wess Avenger, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Janie A Perdue in household of John A Perdue, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Janie Perdue, "United States Census, 1930"

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