When Ora Wasson "Wassie" Covert was born on 21 January 1854, in Franklin, Arkansas, United States, her father, John Bates Covert, was 38 and her mother, Hester Ann Warner, was 40. She married David R Rickart on 17 September 1873, in San Joaquin, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 8 October 1928, in Oakdale, Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Oakdale, Stanislaus, California, United States.
English (Surrey, of Norman origin): habitational name from the Norman hamlet of Couvert in Calvados or from some other locality similarly named from Old French (le) covert ‘the secret corner, refuge, or thicket’. Sussex surname forms with the definite article and no preposition are not nicknames from Old French covert ‘secret(ive)’, as has been suggested, but are either references to ‘Le Covert’ as the place of origin or represent the common Norman practice of substituting le for de in surnames. This surname is now extinct in Britain.
Americanized form of an unidentified Dutch or German name, perhaps Kofoed or German Gobert .
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