Jess Frances Roy

11 October 1908–5 January 1994 (Age 85)
Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States

The Life of Jess Frances

When Jess Frances Roy was born on 11 October 1908, in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States, her father, Roland F Roy, was 31 and her mother, Maud Woolner, was 25. She married Manley Gavin Jacobson on 16 June 1956, in Carson City, Nevada, United States. She died on 5 January 1994, in Central Point, Jackson, Oregon, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Medford, Jackson, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Hammond Lewis
Jess Frances Roy
James Muir Lewis

Spouse and Children

    John Hammond Lewis





    James Muir Lewis


Parents and Siblings

    Roland F Roy


    Maud Woolner




    Roland "Rocky" Lloyd Roy



World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1911 · First U.S. Primary Elections Held

Age 3

The first U.S. primary elections were held in Oregon in 1911. 

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: nickname for a person with red hair, from Gaelic ruadh ‘red’.2 English (of Norman origin): variant of Ray 1, cognate of 3.3 French: from Old French rey, roy ‘king’ (from Latin rex, genitive regis), a nickname for someone who lived in a regal fashion or who had earned the title in some contest of skill or by presiding over festivities.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jess F Roy in household of Roland F Roy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jess Frances Roy, "California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997"
  • Jess Roy Jacobson, "Oregon Death Index, 1903-1998"

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