Lenna Olive Gilpin

12 November 1893–29 July 1975 (Age 81)
Raymond, Montgomery, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Lenna Olive

When Lenna Olive Gilpin was born on 12 November 1893, in Raymond, Montgomery, Illinois, United States, her father, Albert Atchison Gilpin, was 37 and her mother, Mary Angeline Molly Randle, was 32. She married Burney Jett on 9 April 1917. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Gillespie, Macoupin, Illinois, United States for about 15 years and Hillsboro, Montgomery, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 29 July 1975, at the age of 81.

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Burney Jett
Lenna Olive Gilpin
Marriage: 9 April 1917
B Clyde Jett
Ray Eldred Jett

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 April 1917
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 3
    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.
    1910 · Boy Scouts of America
    Age 17
    When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 23
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: unexplained. This surname is found mainly in Devon and Yorkshire.Irish (Connacht): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fionn ‘son of the fair-haired lad’. In Ulster, the name may be of northern English origin (see 1 above).History: A family of this name (see 1 above) is recorded in the 13th century in south Westmorland; it apparently gave its name to the River Gilpin there.

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

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    Sources (7)

    • Lenna Jett in household of Barney O Jett, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Lenna O Gilpin, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
    • Lenna Jett in household of Burney Jett, "United States Census, 1930"

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