Jessie May Moats

29 November 1872–29 June 1964 (Age 91)
West Union, Fayette, Iowa, United States

The Life of Jessie May

When Jessie May Moats was born on 29 November 1872, in West Union, Fayette, Iowa, United States, her father, Ambrose Perry Moats, was 27 and her mother, Adaline Elizabeth Helms, was 29. She married Ernest Lester Himebaugh on 26 June 1894, in Monticello, Jones, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Scotch Grove, Jones, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Madison, Jones, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 29 June 1964, in Wilton Township, Muscatine, Iowa, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Scotch Grove, Jones, Iowa, United States.

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Ernest Lester Himebaugh
Jessie May Moats
Marriage: 26 June 1894
Arthur Perry Himebaugh
Frank Lester Himebaugh
Gladys Marie Himebaugh
Leslie Raymond Himebaugh
Addie Lucille Himebaugh
Katherine Geneva Himebaugh

Spouse and Children

    Ernest Lester Himebaugh



26 June 1894
Monticello, Jones, Iowa, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Ambrose Perry Moats


    Adaline Elizabeth Helms




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 12

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Moat .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jessie M Moats in household of A P Moats, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • May J Himebaugh in household of Ernest Himebaugh, "United States Census, 1900"
  • May J Himebaugh in household of Ernest L Himebaugh, "United States Census, 1910"

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