Jewel Mary Claire Bullard

27 November 1892–22 February 1987 (Age 94)
Newton, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Jewel Mary Claire

When Jewel Mary Claire Bullard was born on 27 November 1892, in Newton, Mississippi, United States, her father, John Middleton Clayton Bullard, was 38 and her mother, Annie Olivia Weaver, was 36. She married Richard William Wiggins on 7 November 1916, in Newton, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Beat 1, Newton, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years and Beat 1, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States in 1940. She died on 22 February 1987, in Meridian, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Meridian, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States.

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Richard William Wiggins
Jewel Mary Claire Bullard
Marriage: 7 November 1916
Richard William Wiggins

Spouse and Children

7 November 1916
Newton, Mississippi, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Middleton Clayton Bullard


    Annie Olivia Weaver




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 15

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

English:1. most probably from bullward, an occupational name for someone who looked after a bull. 2. alternatively, it may be a nickname for a fraudster, from Old French, Middle English bole ‘fraud’, ‘deceit’ + the pejorative suffix -(h)ard, or a nickname for a rotund man, from a pejorative derivative of Old French boule ‘round’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jewel Wiggins in household of K W Wiggins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jewel Wiggins in household of W R Wiggins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jewel Wiggins in household of Richard W Wiggins, "United States Census, 1940"

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