Jennette Rufus

4 September 1851–10 March 1928 (Age 76)
Thamesford, Nissouri, Oxford, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Jennette

When Jennette Rufus was born on 4 September 1851, in Thamesford, Nissouri, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, her father, John Wilbur Rufus, was 33 and her mother, Anna Marie Presley, was 17. She married Timothy Nowell on 3 October 1875, in Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 10 March 1928, in Easton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 76.

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Timothy Nowell
Jennette Rufus
Marriage: 3 October 1875
Maude Nowell

Spouse and Children

3 October 1875
Chatham, Kent, Ontario, Canada


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Name Meaning

English: from a Latin nickname meaning ‘red-haired’ ( see Ruffo ). This is found in medieval English documents as a translation of various surnames with the same sense. (As a personal name it was not adopted until the 19th century.)

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jennie Nowell Rufus, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Jennette Rufus, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Jenet Rufus in the 1851 Census of Canada East, Canada West, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia

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