Jesse Benjamin Trowbridge

1868–1958 (Age 89)
Tazewell, Illinois, United States

The Life of Jesse Benjamin

When Jesse Benjamin Trowbridge was born on 10 March 1868, in Tazewell, Illinois, United States, his father, John Trowbridge, was 49 and his mother, Sarah Ann Holt, was 33. He married Dorcas Shotwell Watts on 2 January 1889, in Tazewell, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Dillon, Tazewell, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Sand Prairie Township, Tazewell, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died in 1958, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Benjamin Trowbridge
Dorcas Shotwell Watts
Marriage: 2 January 1889
Lera Viola Trowbridge
Alice C. Trowbridge
Elmer Louis Trowbridge

Spouse & Children

2 January 1889
Tazewell, Illinois, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • John Trowbridge


  • Sarah Ann Holt




  • George Washington Trowbridge


  • Alice Cary Trowbridge


  • Dilla Trowbridge


  • Emma Elizabeth Trowbridge


  • Female1861–1955Female

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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Age 3

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 24

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

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)

  • Jesse Trowbridge in household of John Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jess B Troybridge, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jesse B Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1920"

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