Lillian H. Lovvorn

Female17 December 1895–13 October 1971

Brief Life History of Lillian H.

When Lillian H. Lovvorn was born on 17 December 1895, in Georgia, United States, her father, Dr. Robert Monroe Lovvorn, was 29 and her mother, Dana Merrill, was 26. She married John Benjamin Cowan on 29 December 1920, in Stewart, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Conyers, Rockdale, Georgia, United States in 1930 and Richland, Stewart, Georgia, United States in 1940. She died on 13 October 1971, in Sumter, Georgia, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Harmony Cemetery, Richland, Stewart, Georgia, United States.

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John Benjamin Cowan
Lillian H. Lovvorn
Marriage: 29 December 1920
Jackie L Cowan
Dana Nannelle Cowan

Sources (12)

  • Lillian Mayo in household of Jessie Mayo, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lillian Lovvorn, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
  • Lillian L Mayo, "Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998"

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  • Marriage
    29 December 1920Stewart, Georgia, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 1

    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.

    1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

    Age 11

    The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

    Age 21

    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

    Name Meaning

    Variant of Lovorn , a surname of English origin.

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

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