Fredrick Jernigan Sr.

14 January 1877–10 June 1953 (Age 76)
Troy, Pike, Alabama, United States

The Life of Fredrick

When Fredrick Jernigan Sr. was born on 14 January 1877, in Troy, Pike, Alabama, United States, his father, Josiah Jernigan, was 29 and his mother, Martha W. Hortense Mullins, was 24. He married Dixie Coleman on 1 January 1902, in Pike, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 10 June 1953, at the age of 76, and was buried in Troy, Pike, Alabama, United States.

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Fredrick Jernigan Sr.
Dixie Coleman
Marriage: 1 January 1902
Ann Howard Jernigan
Fred Jernigan Jr.
Jane Jernigan

Spouse and Children

1 January 1902
Pike, Alabama, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Josiah Jernigan


    Martha W. Hortense Mullins




World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 18

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

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

English (Suffolk): variant spelling of English Jernegan, which is of uncertain derivation. Reaney believes it to be of Breton origin, probably identical with the Old Breton personal name Iarnuuocon ‘iron famous’, taken to East Anglia by Bretons at the time of the Norman Conquest.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fred Jernigon in household of Josiah Jernigon, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Fred Jernigan, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fred Jernigan, "United States Census, 1930"

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