Jennie Frances Thayer

Brief Life History of Jennie Frances

When Jennie Frances Thayer was born on 19 February 1871, in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Franklin Dyer Thayer, was 31 and her mother, Sarah Jane Brooks, was 23. She married Edward Asaph Haskell on 9 June 1897, in Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. She lived in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1940. She died on 8 March 1945, in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in North Weymouth Cemetery, Weymouth, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Edward Asaph Haskell
1868–1955
Jennie Frances Thayer
1871–1945
Marriage: 9 June 1897

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  • Jennie F Haskell in household of Edward C Haskell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jennie Frances Thayer, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Jennie Frances Thayer, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

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1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

1872 · The Modoc War

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.

1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire and Somerset): from Middle English the eir ‘the heir’ with fused definite article. See Ayer .

History: Sylvanus Thayer (1785–1872), military engineer, an early superintendant of the US Military Academy at West Point, was born in Braintree, MA, into a family of English origin.

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

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