Velma Evelyn Covington

17 April 1912–22 June 1994 (Age 82)
Martelle, Jones, Iowa, United States

The Life of Velma Evelyn

When Velma Evelyn Covington was born on 17 April 1912, in Martelle, Jones, Iowa, United States, her father, Fountain Elliott Pitts Covington, was 39 and her mother, Nora Blanche Moss, was 33. She lived in Brown Township, Linn, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 22 June 1994, in Linn, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Jordans Grove Cemetery, Central City, Linn, Iowa, United States.

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Joshua Isaac "Jay" Baily
1905–1974
Velma Evelyn Covington
1912–1994

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 1

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 22

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from Covinton in Lanarkshire, first recorded in the late 12th century in the Latin form Villa Colbani, and twenty years later as Colbaynistun. By 1422 it had been collapsed to Cowantoun, and at the end of the 15th century it first appears in the form Covingtoun. It is nevertheless clearly named with the personal name Colban ( see Coleman 1) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’; Colban was a follower of David, Prince of Cumbria, in about 1120 .2 English: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire) named Covington, from an Old English personal name Cofa + Old English -ingdenoting association + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Velma B Covington in household of Pitts Covington, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Velma E Baily, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Velma E Covington Baily, "Find A Grave Index"

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