John William Love

Brief Life History of John William

When John William Love was born on 26 March 1892, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, his father, William Henry Love, was 32 and his mother, Emma Jane Harrover, was 25. He married Rachel Davis on 12 September 1916, in Lancaster, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Lanham, Prince George's, Maryland, United States in 1930 and District of Columbia, United States in 1940. He died on 7 January 1979, in Pasadena, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Prince George's, Maryland, United States.

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John William Love
Rachel Davis
Marriage: 12 September 1916
Alice M Love
Herbert E Love

Sources (12)

  • John W Love, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Love, "District of Columbia Births and Christenings, 1830-1955"
  • J.W. Love, "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1913 · Women's Suffrage Demonstration

A demonstration for women's suffrage takes place on March 3, 1913. This is the first suffrage parade in Washington D.C. One of the notable women in attendance is Ida B. Wells.

1915 · Homemade Bomb Explosion

On July 2, 1915 an angry, former Harvard professor, Erich Muenter, places a homemade bomb in the Senate Reception Room. He was upset about the private sales of US munitions to the allies during the war.

Name Meaning

English: from a Middle English personal name derived from the Old English female name Lufu ‘love’, or the masculine equivalent Lufa. Compare Leaf 2.

English and Scottish: nickname from Anglo-Norman French love ‘she-wolf’ or simply ‘wolf’, the word love being a back-formation from the diminutive forms lovel and lovet ‘little wolf’. See also Low 3, from Anglo-Norman French lou, the more usual form of the word.

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhionghuin (see McKinnon ).

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

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