Jennie Lee Webb

Brief Life History of Jennie Lee

When Jennie Lee Webb was born on 29 April 1886, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States, her father, Jesse Webb, was 20 and her mother, Sarah C. Young, was 19. She married William Parker "Willie" Phelps on 17 June 1906, in Rutherford, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Davidson, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 2, Davidson, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 20 June 1959, in Lebanon, Wilson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Mullins Hill Cemetery, Smyrna, Rutherford, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Parker "Willie" Phelps
1886–1967
Jennie Lee Webb
1886–1959
Marriage: 17 June 1906
John Hooper Phelps
1907–1954
William Franklin Phelps
1909–1967
Jessie Mandy Phelps
1911–1982
Mary Elizabeth Phelps
1913–2006
Ewing Peyton Phelps
1914–1954
Frances K Phelps Barr
1919–1984
Van Martin Phelps
1921–1996

Sources (16)

  • Jennie Phelps in household of Will Phelps, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jennie Webb, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Jennie Lee Phelps, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1890 · Woman's Suffrage

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a weaver, from early Middle English webbe (Old English webba (masculine) or webbe (feminine), probably used of both male and female weavers). This word survived into Middle English long enough to give rise to the surname, but was already obsolescent as an agent noun; hence the secondary forms with the agent suffixes -er and -ster (see Webster , Webber and compare Weaver ).

Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish (Ashkenazic) surnames, cognates of 1, including Weber and Weberman.

History: Richard Webb, a Lowland Scot, was an admitted freeman of Boston in 1632, and in 1635 was one of the first settlers of Hartford, CT.

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

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