Verda Bell Jamerson

Female5 November 1900–26 October 1973

Brief Life History of Verda Bell

When Verda Bell Jamerson was born on 5 November 1900, in Monroe, Kentucky, United States, her father, Walter J. Jamerson, was 48 and her mother, Rhoda Ashby Sr., was 40. She married Cothern Barton Pennington on 22 July 1917, in Clay, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Tompkinsville, Monroe, Kentucky, United States for about 20 years and Magisterial District 5 East Tompkinsville, Monroe, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 26 October 1973, in Monroe, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Bailey Cemetery, Tompkinsville, Monroe, Kentucky, United States.

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Cothern Barton Pennington
Verda Bell Jamerson
Marriage: 22 July 1917
Nettie Blanche Pennington
Hattie Florence Pennington
Ed W. Pennington
George Elmer Pennington
Madge Chloe Pennington
Benton D Pennington

Sources (12)

  • Verta Pennington in household of Cothern Pennington, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Verda Bell Jamerson - birth: about 1900; Kentucky, United States
  • Verdy Jemerson, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 July 1917Clay, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 1

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    1904 · The Black Patch War

    Age 4

    From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.


    Age 20

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Jameson . This surname is now rare in Britain.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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