Lucie Colwell

10 November 1919–3 February 1983 (Age 63)
Leslie, Cumberland, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Lucie

When Lucie Colwell was born on 10 November 1919, in Leslie, Cumberland, Kentucky, United States, her father, Adam Caldwell Colwell, was 24 and her mother, Hallie Wooton, was 19. She lived in Leslie, Kentucky, United States in 1920. She died on 3 February 1983, in Leslie, Cumberland, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Dryhill, Leslie, Kentucky, United States.

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Adam Caldwell Colwell
Hallie Wooton
Dorothy Caldwell Colwell
Lucie Colwell
Dicie Caldwell Colwell
Dolcene Colwell

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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.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 17

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Northumberland and Devon named Colwell. The former is named with Old English col ‘(char)coal’ or cōl ‘cool’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’; the latter has as the first element a Celtic river name, Coly, apparently meaning ‘narrow’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lucy Colwell in household of Adam Colwell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lucy Caldwell Sizemore, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Lucy Calwell, "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999"

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