Jennie Louisa Corliss

October 1847–19 September 1923 (Age 75)
New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Jennie Louisa

Jennie Louisa Corliss was born in October 1847, in New Hampshire, United States. She married Alexander Biddle Baird on 13 May 1866, in Winneshiek, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. She lived in Bloomfield Township, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died on 19 September 1923, in Des Moines, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Lakewood, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Alexander Biddle Baird
Jennie Louisa Corliss
Marriage: 13 May 1866
Wellington J Baird
W Baird
Benjamin Baird
Benjamin L Baird
Alfred Bikdell Baird

Spouse and Children

13 May 1866
Winneshiek, Iowa, United States



    W Baird


    Benjamin L Baird


    Benjamin Baird



World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 10

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 20

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a carefree person, from Old English carlēas (a compound of caru ‘grief’, ‘care’ + lēas ‘free from’, ‘without’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jennie Peacock in household of Barnard Peacock, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jennie L Corliss in entry for Benjamin Leonard Baird and Cora Elizabeth Brown, "Washington, Pierce County Marriage Returns, 1891-1938"
  • Jennie L Corliss in entry for Benjamin Leonard Baird and Cora Elizabeth Brown, "Washington, Pierce County Marriage Returns, 1891-1938"

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