Margaret Jane Jennie Elliott

1850–1937 (Age 86)
Spiceland MM, Henry, Indiana, United States

The Life of Margaret Jane Jennie

When Margaret Jane Jennie Elliott was born on 1 October 1850, in Spiceland MM, Henry, Indiana, United States, her father, William Anderson Elliott, was 43 and her mother, Isabela Walton, was 35. She married Samuel Exum Unthank on 8 October 1872, in Henry, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 27 June 1937, in Spiceland, Henry, Indiana, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Spiceland Friends Cemetery, Spiceland, Henry, Indiana, United States.

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Margaret Jane Jennie Elliott
Samuel Exum Unthank
Marriage: 8 October 1872
Ethel May Unthank
Mary Claire Unthank

Spouse & Children

8 October 1872
Henry, Indiana, United States


  • Ethel May Unthank


  • Mary Claire Unthank


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World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 1

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English personal name, Elyat, Elyt. This represents at least two Old English personal names which have fallen together: the male name Aðelgēat (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + Gēat, a tribal name; see Jocelyn ), and the female personal name Aðelgȳð (composed of the elements aðel ‘noble’ + gȳð ‘battle’). The Middle English name seems also to have absorbed various other personal names of Old English or Continental Germanic origin, as for example Old English Ælfweald ( see Ellwood ).2 English: from a pet form of Ellis .3 Scottish: Anglicized form of the originally distinct Gaelic surname Elloch, Eloth, a topographic name from Gaelic eileach ‘dam’, ‘mound’, ‘bank’. Compare Eliot .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jennie Unthank in household of S Exerson Unthank, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jennie E Unthank in household of Samuel E Unthank, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jennie E Unthank in household of Samuel E Unthank, "United States Census, 1900"

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