Jetta Mary Fawcett

19 May 1893–1 May 1974 (Age 81)
Fawcett Hill, Salisbury, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Jetta Mary

When Jetta Mary Fawcett was born on 19 May 1893, in Fawcett Hill, Salisbury, Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, William Rufus Fawcett, was 35 and her mother, Lavania Goddard, was 34. She married James Frederic Douglass on 8 August 1917, in Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in New Brunswick, Canada in 1893 and Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada for about 10 years. She died on 1 May 1974, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

James Frederic Douglass
Jetta Mary Fawcett
Marriage: 8 August 1917
Irving Donald Douglas
Greta Mae Douglas

Spouse and Children

8 August 1917
Westmorland, New Brunswick, Canada


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World Events (3)

1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

Age 8

July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.
1937 · Miramichi Strike

Age 44

August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.
1955 · Recorder Low Temperature

Age 62

In 1955, New Brunswick broke the record with a freezing temperature of -47.2° C, in Sisson Dam

Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from Fawcett in Cumbria or Facit in Lancashire, both named from Old English fāh ‘(brightly) colored’ + sīde ‘slope’, ‘hillside’. A further possible source, Forcett in North Yorkshire, is named from Old English ford ‘ford’ + set ‘animal fold’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jetta M Fawcett in household of William A Fawcett, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Jetta Fawcett in entry for Arnold Walter Brown and Greta Mae Douglas, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"
  • Jetta M Fawcette, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

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