Annie Odessa Coleman

12 December 1913–16 August 1999 (Age 85)
Ash, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Annie Odessa

When Annie Odessa Coleman was born on 12 December 1913, in Ash, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States, her father, Wade Arleton Coleman, was 22 and her mother, Amanda Alma Gore, was 23. She married Morris Lambert Simmons on 8 February 1936, in Waccamaw, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Waccamaw, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Waccamaw Township, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 16 August 1999, in Whiteville, Columbus, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Ash, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States.

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Morris Lambert Simmons
Annie Odessa Coleman
Marriage: 8 February 1936
Teddy Glois Simmons

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8 February 1936
Waccamaw, Brunswick, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 3

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Colmáin ‘descendant of Colmán’. This was the name of an Irish missionary to Europe, generally known as St. Columban ( c.540–615 ), who founded the monastery of Bobbio in northern Italy in 614 . With his companion St. Gall, he enjoyed a considerable cult throughout central Europe, so that forms of his name were adopted as personal names in Italian (Columbano), French (Colombain), Czech (Kollman), and Hungarian (Kálmán). From all of these surnames are derived. In Irish and English, the name of this saint is identical with diminutives of the name of the 6th-century missionary known in English as St. Columba ( 521–97 ), who converted the Picts to Christianity, and who was known in Scandinavian languages as Kalman.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Clumháin ‘descendant of Clumhán’, a personal name from the diminutive of clúmh ‘down’, ‘feathers’.3 English: occupational name for a burner of charcoal or a gatherer of coal, Middle English coleman, from Old English col ‘(char)coal’ + mann ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Annie O Simons in household of Moris L Simons, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Annie O Coleman in household of W A Coleman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Annie O Coleman in household of Wade A Coleman, "United States Census, 1930"

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