Individual Record 358

Name}   McFarren, Elva Jewel (Little Jewel) Family History} Hancock                
  Title}   Race} White Sex} Female
Birth:   Date} Fam 29 Sep  1916 Place} Haskell, Muskogee, Oklahoma
Marr.: Date} Exa  22 Mar 1934 Place} Reno, Washoe, Nevada     (Link)
Death: Date} Exa   28 Aug 2006 Place} Fairfield, Solano, California
Burial: Date} Exa   31 Aug 2006 Place} Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery, Fairfield, Solano, California
  Grave Marker} Yes
Source 1} 1385=1930 USA cen
Source 2} 378 = Marriage rec
Source 3} 675 = Photograph
Source 4}   86 = Biography
Source 5} 264 = Family notes
Source 6} 425 = Family history
Source 7} 730 = Interview
Source 8} 843 = Obituary
Source 9} 917 = Letter
Source 10}919 = Obituary
Source 11}994 = Letter
Parents: } Franklin George McFarren & Nellie Catherine Morgan
   Relationship No.} 119
1st Household No.}  
      Occupation 1} Sheriff's matron
       Occupation 2}  
Spouses:    First} Pritchard, Jule Owen (Big Jule)
 Total Number of} 1
Notes:  The third of six children, Jewel left Oklahoma for California with her family in the 1930s, eventually settling in Napa and then Dixon.  She met her future husband, Jule Pritchard, there.  They married in 1934 and moved to Fairfield in 1939.  Big Jule, as he was known, was a deputy sheriff for Solano County and later became chief probation officer.  At times Jewel was called on to be a matron when Jule had to transport female prisoners.

Jewel also worked for Garben Hardware in downtown Fairfield.  But most of the time Little Jewel, as she was known, stayed home to raise their three children and tend to the family gardens.

Most of all, Jewel loved to host parties in their 4J Ranch country home.  Jule's retirement took them to Stockton in 1969 where they lived for several years.  Upon his death in 1990, she moved back to Fairfield to be closer to family and friends.  She was a contributor to this Hancock Family History.

Jewel was a member of the original Intercommunity Hospital Guild, the Ladies of the Elks, the Pythian Sisters, and the Degree of Pocahontas.  Jewel's mother, Nellie in her latter years, resided with Jewel until Nellie's death in December 1991.  Jewel passed away one month shy of her 90th birthday.  She was buried at Suisun-Fairfield Cemetery's IOOF Block 3 Row B Grave 21.
Time of Birth}   Time of Death}   Fraternal/Social}see Notes above
Baptism Date}   Place}   Elva Jewel Pritchard
Confirm. Date}   Photo} Jewel circa 1939
Immigr'n Date} N/A Port} N/A
Education: Grade}              or Top 2 Degrees}  
Military: Service}                   for the State of}  
Health Condition}  
  Cause of Death} Alzheimer's disease
Last Updated
by} Dan Hancock
Date Updated} 19 Jun 2012
Date Created}  29 Jun 1996
Copyright © 2012 by Daniel W. Hancock.  All Rights Reserved.

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