Arnold Lee Crisp

28 August 1919–6 July 1948 (Age 28)
Breathitt, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Arnold Lee

When Arnold Lee Crisp was born on 28 August 1919, in Breathitt, Kentucky, United States, his father, Eperly Crisp, was 43 and his mother, Julie Ann Carter, was 38. He married Bessie Ellen Ison about 1946, in Kentucky, United States. He lived in Rowan, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Magisterial District 1 Morehead, Rowan, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 6 July 1948, in Fayette, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Epperhart Cemetery, Morehead, Rowan, Kentucky, United States.

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Arnold Lee Crisp
Bessie Ellen Ison
Marriage: about 1946

Spouse and Children

about 1946
Kentucky, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 7

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Age 10

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a man with curly hair, from Middle English crisp, Old English crisp, cryps (Latin crispus), reinforced in Middle English by an Old French word also from Latin crispus.2 Americanized spelling of the German cognate Krisp, from Middle High German krisp, krispel ‘curly-haired man’.3 Americanized form of German Krisp, from a short form the medieval personal name Krispin ( see Crispin ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Arnold Cris in household of E P Cris, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Arnold Crisp in household of Esp Crisp, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Arnold Crisp in household of Epp Crisp, "United States Census, 1940"

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