Jenette Hillhouse

1 January 1856–17 April 1937 (Age 81)
Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Jenette

When Jenette Hillhouse was born on 1 January 1856, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Hillhouse, was 21 and her mother, Jeannette St. Clair, was 23. She married McDonough Pottenger about 1874, in Cloud, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Cloud, Kansas, United States in 1905 and Solomon Township, Cloud, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 17 April 1937, in Mount Vernon, Jefferson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Glasco, Cloud, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Duham Williams
Jenette Hillhouse
Marriage: 1884
Jessie Hillhouse Williams
Nellie Gertrude Williams
David Williams

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  • Marriage
    1884Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Historical Boundaries: 1860: Shirley, Kansas Territory, United States 1861: Shirley, Kansas, United States 1867: Cloud, Kansas, United States* *Shirley renamed Cloud in 1867
    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.
    Age 22
    Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name from Middle English or early modern English hill + house ‘house on the hill’. In Yorkshire the surname may arise from the name of a farm in Fartown, Pudsey (Yorkshire).Scottish (Ayrshire and Lanarkshire) and English: habitational name from any of several minor places in Ayrshire and elsewhere in Scotland, probably named with Middle English, Older Scots hill + house ‘house on the hill’.History: Rev. James Hillhouse, the first minister of Montville, CT, came to North America from County Londonderry, Ireland, c. 1720. His grandson James Hillhouse was a Federalist congressman from CT and treasurer of Yale College from 1782 to 1832.

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

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    Sources (14)

    • Jessie Pottinger in household of M D Pottinger, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
    • Jessie Williams in household of Dunham D Williams, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Jessie Hillhouse in entry for Margaret Holland, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"

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