Jennie Ethel Trowbridge

1890–1960 (Age 69)
Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana, United States

The Life of Jennie Ethel

When Jennie Ethel Trowbridge was born in October 1890, in Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana, United States, her father, David Arley Trowbridge, was 29 and her mother, Phebe Alice Gordon, was 28. She married Alexander Williams on 14 November 1912, in Fergus, Fergus, Montana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Buffalo, Fergus, Montana, United States in 1930 and School District 12 Stanford, Judith Basin, Montana, United States in 1940. She died in 1960, in Lewistown, Fergus, Montana, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Lewistown, Fergus, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jennie Ethel Trowbridge
Alexander Williams
Marriage: 14 November 1912
Phyllis Irene Williams
Mabel Williams
Mildred Williams

Spouse & Children

14 November 1912
Fergus, Fergus, Montana, United States


  • Phyllis Irene Williams


  • Harold D WILLIAMS


  • Mabel Williams


  • Female1921–1992Female

  • Frank W WILLIAMS


Parents & Siblings

  • David Arley Trowbridge


  • Phebe Alice Gordon




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1902 · Montana Capital Building Completed

Age 12

Construction started on the Montana state capital in 1899. In 1902 the capital was completed.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 19

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, named from Old English trēow ‘tree’ + brycg ‘bridge’; the name probably referred to a felled trunk serving as a rough-and-ready bridge.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jannie E Williams in household of Alexander Williams, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jennie E Trowbridge in household of Albert F Palmer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jennie E Williams in household of Alexander Williams, "United States Census, 1930"

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