James Edgar Jennings

Male16 June 1864–14 February 1929

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 E Jennings in entry for Sarah Sharp Jennings, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • James Jennings in household of William Jennings, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James E Jennings, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 June 1886Logan, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed

    Age 3

    The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 18

    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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