When Minnie Sela Couch was born on 13 January 1890, in Belle Fourche, Butte, South Dakota, United States, her father, George Washington Couch, was 41 and her mother, Mary Ann Leslie, was 34. She married John Roberts Wills on 24 June 1906. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Billings, North Dakota, United States in 1920 and Golden Valley, North Dakota, United States in 1925. She died on 5 December 1976, in Belle Fourche, Butte, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Pine Slope Cemetery, Belle Fourche, Butte, South Dakota, United States.
English (Cornwall and Devon): nickname from Middle English couch(e) ‘hump, hunch’, used for a hunchback. In Cornwall and Devon it is usually pronounced as Cooch.
English (Cornwall and Devon): variant of Gooch .
English (Cornwall and Devon): from Middle English coche, couche ‘bed, couch, tablecloth’ (Old French couche, culche). It could have been a metonymic occupational name for someone who made such items or a nickname for a lazy individual. Alternatively, it could have been applied to someone who produced couchwork, a luxurious embroidery in which gold or silver thread and jewels were sewn into satin or silk robes.
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