Pearl Lee Cosand

Brief Life History of Pearl Lee

When Pearl Lee Cosand was born on 20 April 1894, in Indiana, United States, her father, John Ashley Cosand, was 24 and her mother, Gilbertie Belle Hubbard, was 21. She married Ralph Simpson Ballard on 1 August 1920, in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1935 and San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 12 March 1991, in Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, United States, at the age of 96.

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Ralph Simpson Ballard
Pearl Lee Cosand
Marriage: 1 August 1920
Margaret Helen Ballard

Sources (9)

  • Pearl Cusand in household of John A Cusand, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Pearl Lee Cosand - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Pearl Lee Cosand
  • Pearl Cosand, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched

On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.


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

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Origin undetermined.

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

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