Jennie Alice Gilliland

27 February 1868–11 March 1961 (Age 93)
Johnson, Missouri, United States

The Life of Jennie Alice

When Jennie Alice Gilliland was born on 27 February 1868, in Johnson, Missouri, United States, her father, Robert Sloan Gilliland, was 33 and her mother, Mary Louisa Hamilton, was 29. She married John Hughes Atkins on 27 December 1888, in Johnson, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 11 March 1961, in her hometown, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

John Hughes Atkins
Jennie Alice Gilliland
Marriage: 27 December 1888
James Sloan Atkins
Burnis Gilliland Atkins

Spouse and Children

27 December 1888
Johnson, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Sloan Gilliland


    Mary Louisa Hamilton




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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

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.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 28

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Fhaoláin (Scottish) or Mac Giolla Fhaoláin (Irish) ‘son of the servant of St Faolán’. Compare McClellan . Woulfe thinks that the Irish version died out and all modern forms were taken to Ulster from Scotland.

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

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