Elsie Katherine Jessen

June 1897–2 June 1979 (Age 82)
California, United States

The Life Summary of Elsie Katherine

When Elsie Katherine Jessen was born in June 1897, in California, United States, her father, Andrew T Jessen, was 42 and her mother, Frantiska Janak, was 27. She married Earl Lee Kelly on 28 May 1921. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Redding, Shasta, California, United States in 1930 and Center Judicial Township, Sacramento, California, United States in 1940. She died on 2 June 1979, at the age of 82.

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Earl Lee Kelly
Elsie Katherine Jessen
Marriage: 28 May 1921
Earl L Kelly Jr.

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  • Marriage
    28 May 1921
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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 1
    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.
    1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake
    Age 9
    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
    Age 22
    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    Name Meaning

    1 Danish and North German: patronymic from the North German personal name Jess, a variant of Jens .2 German: habitational name from any of various places named Jessen, mostly in eastern Germany.3 German: variant of Jessel .

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

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    Sources (5)

    • Elsie K Jessen in household of Andrew Jessen, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Elsie Jessen in household of Andrew Jessen, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Elsie Jessen in household of Andrew Jessen, "United States Census, 1900"

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