Mabel Jennings

Illinois, United States

The Life of Mabel

When Mabel Jennings was born in 1865, in Illinois, United States, her father, Gideon A Jennings, was 39 and her mother, Martha Jane Davidson, was 33. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Tarrant, Texas, United States in 1870.

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Gideon A Jennings
Martha Jane Davidson
Henry Jennings
Tennie Jennings
James Grandville Jennings
Ann Juanita Jennings
Amanda Jennings
Mary E. Jennings
Lurena Jennings
Arrena Jennings
Susan Jennings
Mabel Jennings
Mary B Jennings
Florence Tennessee Jennings
Charles E Jennings

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World Events (8)

1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

Age 0

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""

Age 6

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 36

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

Name Meaning

Irish: From Mac Eonin, which is compounded of mac, son, and Eonin, young Owen or John, meaning son of John

Sources (1)

  • Mabel Jennings in household of G A Jennings, "United States Census, 1870"

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