Jennie Elgin (1894 - 1978)

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Jennie Elgin
1894 - 1978
updated February 06, 2019
Jennie Elgin was born on September 22, 1894. She died in June 1978 at 83 years of age.


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Jennie Elgin died in June 1978 at 83 years of age. She was born on September 22, 1894. We have no information about Jennie's immediate family.
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In 1894, in the year that Jennie Elgin was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

In 1907, she was just 13 years old when the second Hague peace conference was called by Russia in the Netherlands. While nothing was settled regarding the matter of peace among nations, many resolutions were passed (and accepted by many nations) about the conventions of war - especially the protection of noncombatants.

In 1920, at the age of 26 years old, Jennie was alive when the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote, passed both Houses of Congress and was sent to the States to ratify. In August, Tennessee became the 36th state to ratify the Amendment and it became law eight days later. Mississippi ratified it in 1984.

In 1934, by the time she was 40 years old, on November 11th 1933, an extremely strong dust storm hit South Dakota, stripping topsoil. Other strong dust storms had occurred during 1933. Severe droughts continued to hit the Great Plains and the dust storms devastated agricultural production as well as people's' lives for several years. The Roosevelt administration and scientists eventually determined that farming practices had caused the conditions that led to the dust storms and the changes they implemented in farming stopped the Dust Bowl.

In 1978, in the year of Jennie Elgin's passing, on November 18th, Jim Jones's Peoples Temple followers committed mass suicide in Jonestown, Guyana - where they had moved, from San Francisco, as a group. Jones was the leader of the cult and ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced punch, which they did. Whole families (women and children included) died - more than 900 people in all.

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Feb 3, 1891 - May 1968
Wm Elgin
Jan 14, 1901 - October 1968
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Laura M Elgin
Aug 3, 1909 - January 1992
Elizabeth P Elgin
Dec 23, 1923 - Aug 21, 1997
Kansas City, MO
Jessie M Elgin
Feb 28, 1912 - Dec 4, 1996
Ballwin, MO
Lisa M Elgin
Aug 27, 1969 - Mar 1, 2009
Kansas City, MO
Edward Elgin
Feb 12, 1917 - December 1983
Kansas City, Missouri
Glen O Elgin
Aug 26, 1911 - Oct 9, 1989
Wichita, KS
Charles Elgin
Jul 3, 1915 - February 1969
Santee, California
Mildred Elgin
Jan 8, 1912 - April 1985
Kansas City, Missouri
Alice Elgin
Nov 11, 1869 - January 1963
Herbert Dale Elgin
May 1, 1928 - Jun 4, 2001
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Michael Elgin
Dec 17, 1944 - Jun 23, 2010
Saint Louis, MO
Mary A Elgin
Oct 17, 1876 - Jun 15, 1970
Slater, MO
Leffler Elgin
Oct 30, 1902 - August 1977
Rosebud, Missouri
Gip Elgin
Feb 22, 1915 - April 1985
New London, Missouri
Robert Elgin
Oct 23, 1908 - February 1962
William B Elgin
Apr 15, 1922 - Jun 15, 2005
Saint Louis, MO
Charla A Elgin
Dec 29, 1931 - Oct 15, 2005
Odessa, MO
Jerry L Elgin
Mar 15, 1932 - Feb 18, 2001
Saint Louis, MO

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