Jesse L. Mercer

Male1 September 1891–1 March 1944

Brief Life History of Jesse L.

When Jesse L. Mercer was born on 1 September 1891, his father, John Mercer, was 21 and his mother, Mattie Mae Scott, was 30. He married Rose Campbell on 7 June 1914, in Hardeman, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Beat 4, Tippah, Mississippi, United States in 1910 and Beat 1, Tippah, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 March 1944, at the age of 52, and was buried in Walnut, Tippah, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse L. Mercer
1891–1944
Rose Campbell
1899–
Marriage: 7 June 1914
Oliver L. Mercer
1917–1931
Jessie Curtis Mercer
1929–2005

Sources (8)

  • Jessie L Mercer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jessie Mercer, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"
  • Jessie Lester Mercer, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 June 1914Hardeman, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 5

    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 7

    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.

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 15

    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 and Catalan: occupational name for a merchant, from Old French mercier, merchier (see Mercier ). In Middle English the term was applied particularly to someone who dealt in textiles, especially the more costly and luxurious fabrics such as silks, satin, and velvet.

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

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