Samuel Jay Willett

21 September 1859–18 November 1934 (Age 75)
Fancy Farm, Graves, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Samuel Jay

When Samuel Jay Willett was born on 21 September 1859, in Fancy Farm, Graves, Kentucky, United States, his father, John William Willett, was 30 and his mother, Mary Melvina Carrico, was 27. He married Ann Madora Thomas on 7 September 1880, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 6, Graves, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and Mayfield, Graves, Kentucky, United States in 1920. He died on 18 November 1934, in Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mount Kenton Cemetery, Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States.

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Samuel Jay Willett
Delilah Ann Perkins
John Clemons Willett
Mildred May Willett
Sylvia Irene Willett
Samuel R D Willett
Joseph C Willett
Flora Nell Willett
Annie A Willett
Alma Catherine Willett

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a pet form of Will 1.2 Americanized form of French Ouellette .

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

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Sources (3)

  • J Samuel Willett, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Samuel J Willett, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Samul J Willett, "United States Census, 1910"

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