Jane Nettie Forfar

8 January 1890–16 October 1950 (Age 60)
Jersey City, Bergen Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Jane Nettie

When Jane Nettie Forfar was born on 8 January 1890, in Jersey City, Bergen Township, Bergen, New Jersey, United States, her father, William T. Forfar, was 34 and her mother, Ellen Paisley McDonald, was 31. She had at least 1 son and 4 daughters with John Taylor Ness Sr.. She lived in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States for about 5 years. She died on 16 October 1950, in Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Arlington Memorial Park, Kearny, Hudson, New Jersey, United States.

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John Taylor Ness Sr.
Jane Nettie Forfar
Helen C. Ness
Jean Vivian Ness
Catherine Taylor Ness
Florence G. Ness
John Taylor Ness Jr.

Spouse and Children

    John Taylor Ness Sr.





    Helen C. Ness


    Jean Vivian Ness


    Catherine Taylor Ness


    Florence G. Ness


    John Taylor Ness Jr.


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 16

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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Sources (3)

  • Jane Ness in household of John I Ness, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jane Ness in household of John Ness, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nettie Forfar, "New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988"

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