Thursday, May 9, 2013

Jessie Meenan, Sandusky Milliner

Miss Jessie Meenan was born in 1872 to John and Bridget Meenan, both natives of Ireland. Most of her life, Jessie Meenan worked as a milliner in Sandusky, Ohio. An article in the November 26, 1921 issue of the Sandusky Star Journal stated that Jessie Meenan was "an artist when it comes to millinery making." The article below appeared in the February 18, 1922 issue of the Sandusky Star Journal.

The ad for a veil from Miss Meenan's shop was in the March 29, 1923 issue of the Sandusky Star Journal.

On May 9, 1958, Jessie Meenan passed away after a long illness. Miss Meenan had been a member of Saints Peter and Paul Church, and she was a charter member of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War. She was survived by a brother, two sisters, and nieces and nephews. Jessie Meenan was buried at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio.

Jessie Meenan was ahead of her time. She was a well known business woman in a time when many females stayed at home.

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