Lizzie Nunnery

28 December 1888–15 October 1971 (Age 82)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Lizzie

When Lizzie Nunnery was born on 28 December 1888, in Mississippi, United States, her father, Griffin F Nunnery, was 24 and her mother, Ceola Wroten, was 20. She married Eugene Edwards on 18 December 1907, in Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Beat 1, Amite, Mississippi, United States in 1900. She died on 15 October 1971, in Mississippi, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Eugene Edwards
Lizzie Nunnery
Marriage: 18 December 1907
Lelia Edwards
Eugene Edwards

Spouse and Children

    Eugene Edwards



18 December 1907
Mississippi, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Ceola Wroten







    Albert Nunnery


    Iverson Nunnery


    Elijah "Lige" Nunnery


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 19

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 22

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps from Middle English nonnerie ‘nunnery’, applied as a topographic name for someone who lived by a nunnery or a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked at one.

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

Sources (1)

  • Lizzie Nunnery in household of Griffin F Nunnery, "United States Census, 1900"

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