Jeannette Conover

6 March 1838–19 September 1903 (Age 65)
Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Jeannette

When Jeannette Conover was born on 6 March 1838, in Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Peter Wilson Conover, was 30 and her mother, Eveline B. Golden, was 29. She married Orison Whipple on 2 March 1862, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850 and California, United States in 1870. She died on 19 September 1903, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Chapel of the Chimes Columbarium and Mausoleum, Oakland, Alameda, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orison Whipple
Jeannette Conover
Marriage: 2 March 1862
Ella Elizabeth Whipple
Rosetta Evaline Whipple
Sarah J. Whipple
Charles Orrison Whipple
Jeanette Whipple
Peter Frank Whipple

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 March 1862Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 10
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    Age 15
    EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: Mary J. Sanderson BIRTH 1853 DEATH 1853 (aged less–than 1 year) BURIAL Chapel of the Chimes Columbarium and Mausoleum Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA PLOT Chapel of Rest MEMORIAL ID 233498576 · View Source
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 18
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of Dutch Couwenhoven, a habitational name from the farmhouse Couwenhoven in Hoogland, Utrecht.History: Wolfert Gerritsz. (van Couwenhoven), settled in 1624–25 as one of the first immigrants from Amersfoort to New-Netherland. By the time the descendants of original Dutch settlers on Long Island had reached western PA, the name Couwenhoven had evolved into Conover.

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

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    Jeanette Conover Whipple

    Jeanette Conover Whipple BIRTH 6 Mar 1838 Hancock County, Illinois, USA DEATH 19 Sep 1903 (aged 65) BURIAL Chapel of the Chimes Columbarium and Mausoleum Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA P …

    Sources (25)

    • Jenette Conan in entry for Whipple, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jeanette Whipple in household of Anson Whipple, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Jennett Whiple in household of O Whiple, "United States Census, 1880"

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