Jewel Josephine Trowbridge

1908–1994 (Age 86)
Webber Township, Jefferson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Jewel Josephine

When Jewel Josephine Trowbridge was born on 13 May 1908, in Webber Township, Jefferson, Illinois, United States, her father, William Francis Trowbridge, was 30 and her mother, Rose Ella Smith, was 23. She married Lyle Martin Cole in March 1929, in Oregon, Ogle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Farrington Township, Jefferson, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Hampton, Franklin, Iowa, United States for about 11 years. She died on 10 December 1994, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

Jewel Josephine Trowbridge
Lyle Martin Cole
Marriage: March 1929
Robert J Cole
Gerald Wayne Cole
Jack Eugene Cole

Spouse & Children

March 1929
Oregon, Ogle, Illinois, United States


  • Male1932–1967Male

  • Gerald Wayne Cole


  • Jack Eugene Cole


Parents & Siblings



  • Male1902–1961Male

  • Ethel Frieda Trowbridge


  • Harry B Trowbridge Sr


  • Female1908–1994Female

  • Leanna Louise Trowbridge


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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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 2

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 23

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, named from Old English trēow ‘tree’ + brycg ‘bridge’; the name probably referred to a felled trunk serving as a rough-and-ready bridge.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jewel G Trowbridge in household of William Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jewel Trowbridge in household of William Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mrs Lyle Cole in entry for Billy Laverne Trowbridge and Rochelle, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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