Jessie Elizabeth Guy (1888 - 1946)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

Jessie Elizabeth Guy’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of Jessie so that her life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit Jessie’s biography.

Jessie Elizabeth Guy Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of Jessie Elizabeth Guy and her immediate Guy family. Add to Jessie Elizabeth Guy's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with her family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death


Box H, Australia

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Jessie.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Jessie Elizabeth Guy? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Box H, Australia

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Father: Griffin William Guy
Mother: Catherine Henley Guy

Education

Did Jessie finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Jessie attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what Jessie did for a living or if she had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Jessie Elizabeth Guy is a military veteran.

Middle name

Elizabeth

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Jessie's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Jessie's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Jessie a religious woman? Add Jessie’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Jessie during various points of her life.

Timeline

1888 - In the year that Jessie Elizabeth Guy was born, on August 7th, the body of a prostitute was found in the Whitechapel section of London. Martha Tabram had been stabbed 39 times - a possible but not confirmed victim of Jack the Ripper. On August 31st, the body of Mary Ann Nichols was found - stabbed and mutilated. On September 8th, the body of Annie Chapman was found - throat slit and disemboweled. On September 30th, Elizabeth Stride, also a prostitute in Whitechapel, was found dead from a slit throat. Within an hour, another body was discovered - Catherine Eddowes'. She was far more savagely murdered and it is thought that the Ripper had more time with her. Then, on November 9th, the body of prostitute Mary Jane Kelly was found in a boarding room in Whitechapel. Considered to be the probable fifth, and last, of Jack the Ripper's victims, Kelly's was the most savage of his murders.

1919 - Jessie was 31 years old when in June, the Treaty of Versailles - officially ending World War I - was signed. The European Allies demanded "compensation by Germany for all damage done to the civilian population of the Allies and their property by the aggression of Germany by land, by sea and from the air.” The requirement of compensation is seen by most as the reason for the collapse of the German economy and gave rise to the rule of Hitler.

1925 - She was 37 years old when gangster Al "Scarface" Capone took over the Chicago bootlegging racket at age 26. Previously right hand man to boss Johnny Torrio, Capone took over when Torrio was shot and severely injured and decided to resign. The bootlegging and brothel organization was massive and when asked what he did, Capone often replied "I am just a businessman, giving the people what they want".

1930 - Jessie was 42 years old when as head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, William Hays established a code of decency that outlined what was acceptable in films. The public - and government - had felt that films in the '20's had become increasingly risque and that the behavior of its stars was becoming scandalous. Laws were being passed. In response, the heads of the movie studios adopted a voluntary "code", hoping to head off legislation. The first part of the code prohibited "lowering the moral standards of those who see it", called for depictions of the "correct standards of life", and forbade a picture from showing any sort of ridicule towards a law or "creating sympathy for its violation". The second part dealt with particular behavior in film such as homosexuality, the use of specific curse words, and miscegenation.

1946 - In the year of Jessie Elizabeth Guy's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

Jessie Elizabeth Guy Family Tree

Who was Jessie’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Jessie’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

You can add or remove people from Jessie's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of Jessie Elizabeth Guy is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to her obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Jessie Elizabeth Guy died in 1946 in Box H, Australia at 58 years of age. No cause of death has been entered. She was born in 1888. She was born to Griffin William Guy and Catherine Henley Guy, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

Memories

What do you remember about Jessie Elizabeth Guy? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about her. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Jessie is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of Jessie Elizabeth Guy

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources