Fay Killingsworth

Brief Life History of Fay

When Fay Killingsworth was born on 15 January 1917, in Walker, Georgia, United States, her father, Isaac Washington Killingsworth, was 41 and her mother, Lillie B. Long, was 41. She married Hoyt Herman Childress on 1 July 1939, in Hamilton, Tennessee, United States. She lived in Chattanooga Valley, Walker, Georgia, United States in 1920 and District 1501, Walker, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 March 2009, in Walker, Georgia, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Rossville, Walker, Georgia, United States.

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Hoyt Herman Childress
Fay Killingsworth
Marriage: 1 July 1939

Sources (9)

  • Faye Kilingsworth in household of Isaic Kilingsworth, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Faye K, Killingsworth - Published information: birth-name: Faye K, Killingsworth
  • Fay Killingsworth, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): variant of Killingworth, a habitational name from North and South Kilworth (Leicestershire), or from Killingworth (Northumberland). The Leicestershire placename probably derives from an Old English personal name Cyfel + the Old English placename forming suffix -ing or the groupname suffix -ingas (genitive -inga-) + Old English worth ‘enclosure’. The Northumberland placename probably derives from an Old English personal name Cylla + Old English connective -ing- + worth. This name may sometimes have been confused with Collingwood .

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

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