Washington Irving Jewett

Brief Life History of Washington Irving

When Washington Irving Jewett was born on 15 December 1886, in Georgetown, Sagadahoc, Maine, United States, his father, Chandler Mahoney Jewett, was 47 and his mother, Ella Jane Chase, was 34. He married Flora Young Seavey on 20 January 1922, in Maine, United States. He lived in Genesee, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Genesee Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1905. He died on 12 August 1959, in Mount Morris, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in East Jordan, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States.

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Washington Irving Jewett
1886–1959
Edna Jane Bigelow
1899–
Marriage: about 1927
Hope L Bigelow
1918–

Sources (15)

  • Irving W Jewett in household of Chandler M Jewett, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Irvin W. Jewett, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Irving Jewett, "Maine, Marriage Index, 1892-1966, 1977-1996"

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World Events (8)

1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."

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.

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 (northern): from the Middle English female personal name Jouet, Jouot, Juet. This was an Anglo-Norman French pronunciation of the Biblical name Judith and also a pet form (with the Anglo-Norman French suffix -et(te)) of both Judith and the much commoner female name Julian (from Latin Juliana, a derivative of Julius). See Jew and Julian .

Americanized form of French Jouet or Jouët (see Jouett ) and possibly also of some other similar (like-sounding) French surname.

History: This surname is listed along with the variant Jouett in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.

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

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