Jennie May McKnight

Female15 June 1869–8 December 1952

Brief Life History of Jennie May

When Jennie May McKnight was born on 15 June 1869, in Darke, Ohio, United States, her father, James McKnight, was 32 and her mother, Lucinda Clay, was 29. She married Oscar C. Brett on 29 November 1885, in Allen, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Allen, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Humboldt, Allen, Kansas, United States for about 5 years. She died on 8 December 1952, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Fussman Cemetery, Humboldt, Allen, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oscar C. Brett
1863–1947
Jennie May McKnight
1869–1952
Marriage: 29 November 1885
Hazel Brett
1892–1983

Sources (12)

  • Jennie M Brett in household of Oscar C Brett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jennie May McKnight, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"
  • Jennie May McKnight Brett, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 November 1885Allen, Kansas, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 1

    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.

    1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

    Age 8

    The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 27

    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

    Irish: part translation of Gaelic Mac an Ridire ‘son of the horseman (Gaelic ridire)’, formerly Anglicized McRuddery.

    Scottish (Dumfriesshire and Galloway) and Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Neachtain, which is usually Anglicized as McNaughton .

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

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