Jennie Dresser

23 May 1878–12 December 1954 (Age 76)
Cooke, Texas, United States

The Life of Jennie

When Jennie Dresser was born on 23 May 1878, in Cooke, Texas, United States, her father, Edward Joseph Dresser, was 42 and her mother, Zenobia Chrissa Hayhurst, was 21. She lived in Justice Precinct 6, Cooke, Texas, United States in 1880. She died on 12 December 1954, in Gainesville, Cooke, Texas, United States, at the age of 76.

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Jennie Dresser

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    Edward Joseph Dresser


    Zenobia Chrissa Hayhurst




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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 3

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 German: eastern variant of Drescher .2 English: from an agent derivative of Middle English dressen ‘to arrange’ (in certain specific senses), possibly an occupational name for someone who dressed or finished cloth. Compare Fuller .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jennie Dresser in household of Edward J Dresser, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jennie Robertson, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Jennie Dresser - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Jennie Dresser

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