Hester Ann House

10 March 1874–16 July 1954 (Age 80)
Brackentown, Sumner, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Hester Ann

When Hester Ann House was born on 10 March 1874, in Brackentown, Sumner, Tennessee, United States, her father, Marshel Pitt House, was 46 and her mother, Rose Anna Denning, was 16. She married James Thomas Gaines in 1891, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in District 13, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1880. She died on 16 July 1954, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Thomas Gaines
Hester Ann House
Marriage: 1891
May Mallie Gaines
Albert Dewey Gaines

Spouse and Children

    James Thomas Gaines



Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Marshel Pitt House


    Rose Anna Denning





    Henrietta Ella House



    Missouri N. House



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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 4

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English (southwestern): from Middle English hous ‘house’ (Old English hūs). In the Middle Ages the majority of the population lived in cottages or huts rather than houses, and in most cases this name probably indicates someone who had some connection with the largest and most important building in a settlement, either a religious house or simply the local manor house. In some cases it may be a status name for a householder, someone who owned his own dwelling as opposed to being a tenant, but more often it is an occupational name for a servant who worked in such a house, in particular a steward who managed one.2 English: respelling of Howes .3 Translation of German Haus .

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

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Story Highlight

Rosanna House VS Thamer House

Rosana House (Writ of Injunction) vs. Thamer House et al, 1912 Source: #15687 Sumner County Chancery Court Loose Packets Transcribed by Linda Carpenter © 2002 To the Hon. J. W. Stout, Chancell …

Sources (3)

  • Heidi A Garns in household of James G Garns, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hester Ann Gaines, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hester A Gaines in household of James T Gaines, "United States Census, 1930"

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