Jessie Geraldine Nunn

26 February 1935–11 February 2007 (Age 71)
Stinking Creek, Campbell, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Jessie Geraldine

Jessie Geraldine Nunn was born on 26 February 1935, in Stinking Creek, Campbell, Tennessee, United States as the daughter of John Nunn and Lurie Nunn. She married Harvey Lee Siler on 13 July 1974, in Campbell, Tennessee, United States. She lived in Magisterial District 6, Whitley, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 11 February 2007, in La Follette, Campbell, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Stinking Creek, Campbell, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gilbert Hyslope
Jessie Geraldine Nunn
Marriage: 26 October 1979

Spouse and Children

26 October 1979
Whitley, Kentucky, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Nunn


    Lurie Nunn





    Frank Nunn


    Martha Overton


World Events (8)

1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 1

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 20

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly East Anglia): nickname for a pious and demure man, or an occupational name for someone who worked at a convent, from Middle English nunn ‘nun’ (Old English nunne, from Latin nonna, originally a respectful term of address for an elderly woman. The Latin word probably originated as a nursery term).2 German: from an Old High German personal name Nunno, said to be a nursery word.

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

Sources (3)

  • Jessie Nunn Hyslope, "Find A Grave Index"
  • U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1
  • Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002

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