Thomas Wilson Jessup

Brief Life History of Thomas Wilson

When Thomas Wilson Jessup was born on 30 June 1916, in Surry, North Carolina, United States, his father, Ambrose Marion Jessup, was 39 and his mother, Mary Margaret Lowe, was 39. He married Dorothy Lee Tilley on 24 March 1934, in Surry, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Pilot, Franklin, North Carolina, United States in 1987 and Pilot Mountain, Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1993. He died on 19 June 1993, in Surry, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Pilot Mountain, Surry, North Carolina, United States.

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Thomas Wilson Jessup
Dorothy Lee Tilley
Marriage: 24 March 1934

Sources (22)

  • Tom Jessup, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas Wilson Jessup, "North Carolina, Center for Health Statistics, Vital Records Unit, County Birth Records, 1913-1922"
  • Thomas Wilson Jessup, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

1937 · The Neutrality Act

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Jessup, a vernacular form of Joseph , representing the usual pronunciation of the name in the Middle Ages.

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

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