Marion Atlas Coleman

Brief Life History of Marion Atlas

When Marion Atlas Coleman was born on 22 February 1891, in Murphy, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States, his father, Rawleigh Russell Absolum Coleman, was 28 and his mother, Sarah E Burger, was 30. He married Lillie Josephine Pickelsimer in 1916. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 9, Cocke, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Cherokee, North Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 20 October 1960, in McMinn, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in South Liberty Cemetery, Riceville, McMinn, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marion Atlas Coleman
1891–1960
Lillie Josephine Pickelsimer
1901–1998
Marriage: 1916
Coleman
1917–
Goldman Mcdonald Coleman
1918–2009
Elsie Coleman
1920–2019

Sources (14)

  • Atalasr Coleman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Marion Atlas Coleman, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Marion Atlas Coleman, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

World Events (8)

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1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

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1910 · The BSA is Made

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Name Meaning

Irish and English: from the Middle English personal name Col(e)man, Old Irish Colmán, earlier Columbán, adopted as Old Norse Kalman. It was introduced into Cumbria, Westmorland, and Yorkshire by Norwegians from Ireland and probably spread widely across England. Ó Colmáin (‘descendant of Colmán’) was the name of an Irish missionary to Europe, also known as Saint Columban(us) (c. 540–615), who founded the monastery of Bobbio in northern Italy in 614. Columbanus is formally a derivative of the Latin for ‘dove’, seen in the name of the 6th-century missionary known in English as Saint Columba (521–597), who converted the Picts to Christianity. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

Irish: from Mac Colmáin or Ó Colmáin ‘son (or descendant) of Colmán’.

Americanized form of Jewish (Ashkenazic) Kalman or Kolman .

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

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