Alma Kirby Jaques

28 April 1908–29 June 1996 (Age 88)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Alma Kirby

When Alma Kirby Jaques was born on 28 April 1908, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Charles Wesley Jaques, was 67 and her mother, Luetta Gertrude Gruber, was 28. She lived in Sheridan Township, Colleton, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 June 1996, in North Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

George Stephen Hearn
Alma Kirby Jaques

Spouse and Children

    George Stephen Hearn



Parents and Siblings

    Charles Wesley Jaques


    Luetta Gertrude Gruber




World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 8

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: from the Old French personal name Jaques, a vernacular form of Latin Jacobus ( see Jacob ). In English this surname is traditionally pronounced as two syllables, jay-kwez. Compare Jacques .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Almer Jaques in household of Wesley C Jaques, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Alma Jaques in household of Charles W Jaques, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alma Jacques Hearn in entry for Mr George Stephen Hearn, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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