Eva Covington Mercer

4 November 1893–25 January 1945 (Age 51)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Eva Covington

When Eva Covington Mercer was born on 4 November 1893, in Kentucky, United States, her father, George Henry Mercer, was 42 and her mother, Grace Lee Isbell, was 28. She married Loring Claude Kackley on 14 June 1920, in Bell, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States for about 20 years and Long Marsh Magisterial District, Clarke, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 25 January 1945, in Winchester, Virginia, United States, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

Loring Claude Kackley
Eva Covington Mercer
Marriage: 14 June 1920
George Landon Kackley
Dorothy Jane Kackley

Spouse and Children

14 June 1920
Bell, Kentucky, United States


Parents and Siblings

    George Henry Mercer





World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 7

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 14

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

English and Catalan: occupational name for a trader, from Old French mercier, Late Latin mercarius (an agent derivative of merx, genitive mercis, ‘merchandise’). In Middle English the term was applied particularly to someone who dealt in textiles, especially the more costly and luxurious fabrics such as silks, satin, and velvet.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eva Mercer in household of G H Mercer, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Eva Mercer in household of George H Mercer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Eva M Kackley in household of Loring C Kackley, "United States Census, 1940"

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