John Watt Hailey

31 July 1890–March 1974 (Age 83)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Watt

When John Watt Hailey was born on 31 July 1890, in Tennessee, United States, his father, William Columbus Hailey, was 23 and his mother, Ida Sue Pomeroy, was 21. He married Jennie Mai Redmond on 22 December 1909, in Davidson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Civil District 16, Williamson, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years. He died in March 1974, in Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Murfreesboro, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Watt Hailey
Jennie Mai Redmond
Marriage: 22 December 1909
Lorene Hailey
Dorothy Hailey
Sarah Margrette Hailey

Spouse and Children


    Jennie Mai Redmond


22 December 1909
Davidson, Tennessee, United States


    Lorene Hailey


    Sarah Margrette Hailey


    Dorothy Hailey


Parents and Siblings

    William Columbus Hailey


    Ida Sue Pomeroy





    William Leo Hailey


    Wesley James Hailey


    Sadie M Hailey


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 22

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire named Hailey, from Old English hēg ‘hay’ + lēeah ‘wood’, ‘(woodland) clearing’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John W Hailey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John W Haley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John W Haley, "United States Census, 1910"

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