Jessie Lee Fanning

28 December 1894–11 April 1985 (Age 90)
Dade, Missouri, United States

The Life of Jessie Lee

When Jessie Lee Fanning was born on 28 December 1894, in Dade, Missouri, United States, her father, Joseph Alexander Fanning, was 40 and her mother, Martha Jane "Mattie" Divine, was 39. She lived in Sac Township, Dade, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died on 11 April 1985, in Pittsburg, Crawford, Kansas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Weir, Cherokee, Kansas, United States.

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 10

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Fenning .

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

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  • Jessie Fanning in household of Alexander Fanning, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jessie Lee McTavish, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925

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