Clinton John Jernigan

from 17 March 1879 to 1889–9 July 1961 (Age 82)
Bethany, Panola, Texas, United States

The Life of Clinton John

When Clinton John Jernigan was born from 17 March 1879 to 1889, in Bethany, Panola, Texas, United States, his father, Solomon Jernigan, was 38 and his mother, Matilda Hawkins, was 36. He married Lillie Jernigan on 20 December 1899. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Panola, Texas, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 3, Panola, Texas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 9 July 1961, in Bethany, Panola, Texas, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Clinton John Jernigan
Lillie Jernigan
Marriage: 20 December 1899
Beatrice V. Jernigan
Walter Jernigan
Sallie V Jernigan

Spouse and Children

20 December 1899
Caddo, Louisiana, USA


    Beatrice V. Jernigan


    Walter Jernigan


    Sallie V Jernigan


Parents and Siblings

    Solomon Jernigan


    Matilda Hawkins




    Sallie Jernigan



    Calvin Jernigan


    Sallie Jernigan



+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 2

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 22

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

Name Meaning

English (Suffolk): variant spelling of English Jernegan, which is of uncertain derivation. Reaney believes it to be of Breton origin, probably identical with the Old Breton personal name Iarnuuocon ‘iron famous’, taken to East Anglia by Bretons at the time of the Norman Conquest.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clinton Jernigan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Clentan Jernigan in household of Salomon Jernigan, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Clinton Jernigan, "United States Census, 1920"

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