Elizabeth Jane Thrasher

5 September 1915–25 February 1996 (Age 80)
Norfolk, Virginia, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Jane

When Elizabeth Jane Thrasher was born on 5 September 1915, in Norfolk, Virginia, United States, her father, Albert Roscoe Thrasher, was 28 and her mother, Nellie May Ross, was 32. She married David John Jones on 19 July 1941, in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. She lived in Washington Magisterial District, Norfolk, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 25 February 1996, in Woodstock, Ulster, New York, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Woodstock, Ulster, New York, United States.

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David John Jones
Elizabeth Jane Thrasher
Marriage: 19 July 1941

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19 July 1941
Norfolk, Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 2

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 22

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name from Middle English thressher ‘thresher’, a derivative of Old English þerscan, þrescan, þryscan ‘to thresh’.2 Translated form of German Drescher .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth J Thrasher in household of A Roscoe Thrasher, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elizabeth Thrasher in household of Roscoe Thrasher, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elizabeth Jane Thrasher, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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