Jessie Viola Crocker

17 June 1886–July 1949 (Age 63)
Sunderland, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Jessie Viola

When Jessie Viola Crocker was born on 17 June 1886, in Sunderland, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Willaim Daniel Crocker, was 43 and her mother, Abigail (Abbie) Viola Allen, was 39. She married Horace Judson Paynter on 5 April 1916, in Sunderland, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Maplewood, Essex, New Jersey, United States for about 5 years and Union Township, Union, New Jersey, United States in 1940. She died in July 1949, in Union, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Horace Judson Paynter
Jessie Viola Crocker
Marriage: 5 April 1916
Stanley Gordon Paynter
Doris Adele Paynter

Spouse and Children

5 April 1916
Sunderland, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States


    Stanley Gordon Paynter



Parents and Siblings

    Willaim Daniel Crocker


    Abigail (Abbie) Viola Allen




    Frederick Addison Crocker





    Rose Ella Crocker



+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Age 8

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

Age 17

The Public Service Corporation (PSC) was formed on May 6, 1903. The company began as a merger of a power company with four different trolley companies. PSC would ultimately combine with over 400 other companies.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the various places in Normandy, France, called Crèvecoeur (‘heartbreak’), from Old French creve(r) ‘to break or destroy’, ‘to die’ + ceur ‘heart’, a reference to the infertility and unproductiveness of the land.2 English: occupational name for a potter, Middle English crockere, an agent derivative of Middle English crock ‘pot’ (Old English croc(ca)).3 Americanized spelling of German Krocker .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jessie Crocker in household of Daniel B Crocker, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jessie C. Paytin in household of Horace J Paytin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jessie V Crocker in household of William D Crocker, "United States Census, 1910"

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