Verda Bell Jamerson

5 November 1900–26 October 1973 (Age 73)
Monroe, Kentucky, United States

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Cothern Barton Pennington
1895–1980
Verda Bell Jamerson
1900–1973
Marriage: 22 July 1917
Nettie Blanche Pennington
1918–2002
Hattie F. Pennington
1920–1978
Ed W. Pennington
1923–
Elmer C Pennington
1928–1998
Madge Chloe Pennington
1934–1975
Benton D Pennington
1939–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
22 July 1917
Clay, Tennessee, United States
children

(6)

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Parents and Siblings

    Walter J. Jamerson

    Male1852–1934Male

    Rhoda Ashby Sr.

    Female1860–1932Female

siblings

(9)

    Mattie Jamerson

    Female1884–1921Female

    Rhoda Jamerson

    Female1889–Female

    Fannie Jamerson

    Female1892–Female

    Female1894–1946Female

    Female1895–1984Female

+4 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.
1920

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

Altered form of Scottish and northern Irish Jameson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Verta Pennington in household of Cothern Pennington, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vercly Pennington in household of Cothern Pennington, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Verda Jamerson in household of Walter J Jamerson, "United States Census, 1910"

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