James Edgar Jennings

Brief Life History of James Edgar

When James Edgar Jennings was born on 16 June 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, William B.W. Jennings, was 40 and his mother, Priscilla Paul, was 26. He married Sarah S Sharp on 2 June 1886, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 14 February 1929, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 64.

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James Edgar Jennings
Sarah S Sharp
Marriage: 2 June 1886

Sources (11)

  • James Jennings in household of William Jennings, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James E Jennings, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
  • James Edgar Paul Jennings, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Record of Members (Worldwide), 1836-1970"

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Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1865 · The Assassination of a President

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Jenning , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

German: patronymic from a pet form (see Jenning ) of the personal name Johannes (see John ).

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

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