Henrietta Jetta Nell

1872–1951 (Age 79)
Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States

The Life of Henrietta Jetta

When Henrietta Jetta Nell was born on 13 March 1872, in Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States, her father, George H. Nell, was 32 and her mother, Henrietta Orth, was 30. She married Elmer Edwin Griffith on 17 March 1896, in Schuyler, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Woodstock Township, Schuyler, Illinois, United States for about 60 years. She died on 22 March 1951, in Schuyler, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Palm Cemetery, Rushville, Schuyler, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henrietta Jetta Nell
Elmer Edwin Griffith
Marriage: 17 March 1896
Iva Griffith
Mary Elizabeth Griffith

Spouse & Children

17 March 1896
Schuyler, Illinois, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • George H. Nell


  • Henrietta Orth




  • Frederick Nell


  • Male1861–1929Male

  • Lena Caroline Nell


  • Alexander Nell


  • Dora Catherine Nell


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 5

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 21

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.

Name Meaning

1 Dutch and German: from the personal name Nel, a reduced form of Cornelius .2 South German: nickname from Middle High German nelle ‘crown of the head’, perhaps denoting an obstinate person.3 English: from the Middle English personal name Nel(le), a variant of Neill .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Henrietta Nell in household of George Nell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henry Etta Griffith in household of Elmer Griffith, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Henrietta Griffith in household of Elmer Griffith, "United States Census, 1940"

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