Jessie Amanda Sitton

, Calhoun, Illinois, USA

The Life of Jessie Amanda

When Jessie Amanda Sitton was born on 8 January 1897, her father, James William Sitton, was 47 and her mother, Amanda Cox, was 38. She lived in Union Township, Lincoln, Missouri, United States in 1910.

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James William Sitton
Amanda Cox
William Lawrence Sitton
Elizabeth Ann Sitton
James Oakley Sitton
Jessie Amanda Sitton
Georgia Gilmer Sitton
Mary Elizabeth Sitton

Parents and Siblings

    James William Sitton





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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 7

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Age 32

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English (London): unexplained.

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

Sources (2)

  • Jessie Litton in household of James W Litton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jessie A Sitton in household of Jas W Sitton, "United States Census, 1900"

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