Jessie Gay Dawson

29 April 1914–10 September 2007 (Age 93)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of Jessie Gay

Jessie Gay Dawson was born on 29 April 1914, in West Virginia, United States as the daughter of Mary Dawson. She lived in Spencer, Roane, West Virginia, United States in 1920 and Spencer Magisterial District, Roane, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 10 September 2007, at the age of 93, and was buried in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States.

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Wilbur Alvin Kuehne
Jessie Gay Dawson

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Mary Dawson




World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 15

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Age 27

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Daw 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jessie Goy Dawson in household of Mary Bertha Dawson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jessie Gay Dawson in household of Mary Dawson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jessie Gay Kuehne, "Find A Grave Index"

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