Jeanetta Kay

22 April 1846–11 April 1905 (Age 58)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Jeanetta

When Jeanetta Kay was born on 22 April 1846, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, William Kay, was 36 and her mother, Mary Twinberrow Wattis, was 26. She married David George Nelson on 1 November 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She died on 11 April 1905, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

David George Nelson
Jeanetta Kay
Marriage: 1 November 1862
David George Nelson
Mary Ann Nelson
Jennetta Nelson
Marie Nelson
Lena Helen Wright

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 2
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1848 · Fire Destroys the Temple
    Age 2
    On October 9, 1848, an arsonists fire claimed everything but the outer walls of the Nauvoo Temple since the structure was made out of limestone and wood. It was meant to discourage the Saints that had fled to never come back.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from northern Middle English ka, kae, kay ‘jackdaw’, from Old Norse or Old English . See also Daw .English: nickname from Middle English cai, kay, kei ‘left-handed, clumsy’.English: occasionally perhaps an occupational name from Middle English kai(e), kei(e) ‘key’, applied to a maker of keys (compare Kear ), or alluding to the office of keeper or bearer of keys, but clear evidence for this is wanting.

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

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    Sources (12)

    • Jeanette Kay in entry for Jeanetta Nelson Houx, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jeannetta Nelson in household of George Nelson, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Jeanette Kay in entry for Mary Ann White, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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