Ruby Pearl Covington

15 August 1898–1985 (Age 86)
Tippah, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Ruby Pearl

When Ruby Pearl Covington was born on 15 August 1898, in Tippah, Mississippi, United States, her father, Walter Covington, was 32 and her mother, Annie Shackelford, was 31. She lived in Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Beat 4, Tippah, Mississippi, United States in 1940. She died in 1985, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States.

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Robert Dudley "Buster" Floyd
Ruby Pearl Covington

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Walter Covington


    Annie Shackelford




    Joseph Wilson Covington



    Carl Durham Covington


    Daugter Covington



World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 9

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.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 25

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from Covinton in Lanarkshire, first recorded in the late 12th century in the Latin form Villa Colbani, and twenty years later as Colbaynistun. By 1422 it had been collapsed to Cowantoun, and at the end of the 15th century it first appears in the form Covingtoun. It is nevertheless clearly named with the personal name Colban ( see Coleman 1) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’; Colban was a follower of David, Prince of Cumbria, in about 1120 .2 English: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire) named Covington, from an Old English personal name Cofa + Old English -ingdenoting association + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruby Carrington in household of Walter Carrington, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ruby Pearl Floyd in household of R B Floyd, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruby Covington in household of Walter Covington, "United States Census, 1900"

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