Jennie Ellerbe Watson

15 March 1895–27 December 1987 (Age 92)
Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Jennie Ellerbe

When Jennie Ellerbe Watson was born on 15 March 1895, in Rockingham, Richmond, North Carolina, United States, her father, Henry Clay Watson, was 40 and her mother, Jennie Crawford Ellerbe, was 33. She married William Sinclair Stewart III on 31 October 1917. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States in 1930 and Township 1, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 27 December 1987, in Mooresville, Iredell, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States.

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William Sinclair Stewart III
Jennie Ellerbe Watson
Marriage: 31 October 1917
William Sinclair Stewart
Henry Watson Stewart

Spouse and Children

31 October 1917


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 2

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Wat ( see Watt )

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jennie W Stewart in household of Sinclair Stewart, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jennie W Stewart in household of W Sinclair Stewart, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jennie E Watson in household of Henry C Watson, "United States Census, 1910"

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