Flora Etta Holt

10 July 1894–12 January 1989 (Age 94)
Hart, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Flora Etta

When Flora Etta Holt was born on 10 July 1894, in Hart, Kentucky, United States, her father, John Taylor Holt, was 27 and her mother, Martha Lona Bell Hardy, was 33. She married George Samuel Doyel on 1 January 1911, in Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Magisterial District 2 Horse Cave, Hart, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Hickory Flat, Simpson, Kentucky, United States in 1920. She died on 12 January 1989, in Saint Matthews, Calhoun, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 94.

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George Samuel Doyel
Flora Etta Holt
Marriage: 1 January 1911
Elouise Addison Doyel
George Samuel Doyel Jr.
John William Doyel
Bryce Lee Doyel
Martha Lyon Doyel

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1 January 1911
Gallatin, Sumner, Tennessee, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

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 6

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.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 25

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English, North German, Danish, and Norwegian: topographic name for someone who lived in or by a small wood, Middle English, Middle Low German, Danish, Norwegian holt, or a habitational name from one of the very many places named with this word. In England the surname is widely distributed, but rather more common in Lancashire than elsewhere.2 Shortened form of Dutch van Holt, a habitational name from places named Holt (see 1).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Flora E Holt in household of John P Holt, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Flora E Doyel in household of George S Doyel, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Flora Holt Doyal in entry for Jack Doyel and Frances Moss, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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