Jane Alma Pritchard

September 1854–after 1949 (Age 94)
Davison, Genesee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Jane Alma

When Jane Alma Pritchard was born in September 1854, in Davison, Genesee, Michigan, United States, her father, Joseph Pritchard, was 36 and her mother, Ann Orrilla Evans, was 20. She married Arthur Patterson about 1876. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Mundy Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Gaines, Gaines Township, Genesee, Michigan Territory, United States in 1900. She died after 1949, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 96.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Patterson
Jane Alma Pritchard
Marriage: about 1876
John Patterson

Spouse and Children

about 1876


    John Patterson


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Pritchard


    Ann Orrilla Evans




World Events (8)


Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 9

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 25

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

Name Meaning

Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhisiart ‘son of Richard’ ( see Richard ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alma Pritchard in household of Joseph Pritchard, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elma Whitmore in household of Milton Whitmore, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alma Pritchard in household of Joseph Pritchard, "United States Census, 1870"

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