Anna Jane Early

December 1872–1 May 1953 (Age 80)
Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Anna Jane

When Anna Jane Early was born in December 1872, in Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Francis 'Frank' Early, was 33 and her mother, Ann J Hennigen, was 27. She married Michael David Fitzgerald on 22 June 1908, in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 1 May 1953, in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Michael David Fitzgerald
Anna Jane Early
Marriage: 22 June 1908

Spouse and Children

22 June 1908
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Francis 'Frank' Early


    Ann J Hennigen




    Timothy W Early


    Francis Early


    John J. Earley



    Mamie Early


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 3

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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 Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Mocháin ( see Mohan ; Gaelic moch means ‘early’ or ‘timely’), or of some other similar surname, for example Ó Mochóir, a shortened form of Ó Mochéirghe, Ó Maoil-Mhochéirghe, from a personal name meaning ‘early rising’.2 English: habitational name from any of various places, such as Earley in Berkshire and Arley in Cheshire, Lancashire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire, which derive their names from Old English earn ‘eagle’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.3 English: nickname from Old English eorllīc ‘manly’, ‘noble’, a derivative of eorl ( see Earl ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ann Early in household of Frank Early, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Ann Jane Early, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
  • Anna Jane Early, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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