Mary Elizabeth Dabney

4 July 1916–20 February 2009 (Age 92)
Alvord, Wise, Texas, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Dabney was born on 4 July 1916, in Alvord, Wise, Texas, United States, her father, Otis Atterberry Dabney, was 24 and her mother, Mary Eva Priscila Copeland, was 22. She married William Covington Jr on 28 December 1934, in Wise, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 20 February 2009, in Waco, McLennan, Texas, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Alvord, Wise, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Covington Jr
Mary Elizabeth Dabney
Marriage: 28 December 1934
Ray William Covington

Spouse and Children

28 December 1934
Wise, Texas, United States


    Ray William Covington


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 13

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English (of both Norman and Huguenot origin): altered form of French d’Aubigné, a habitational name for someone from any of the various places in northern France called Aubigny or Aubigné, named with the Romano-Gallic personal name Albinius (a derivative of Latin albus ‘white’; compare Alban and Albin ) + the locative suffix -acum.

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

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Story Highlight

Mary Elizabeth Dabney Covington - from Find a Grave

Mary Elizabeth Covington of Waco, passed away Friday, Feb. 20, 2009, at St. Catherine's Center, to join her beloved husband, William "Red" Covington Jr., who she had been missing for 28 years. Service …

Sources (3)

  • Mary E Dabney in household of Otis A Dabney, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Covington in household of William J Covington, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Elizabeth Covington in entry for Dr Red Baylor Joint Covington Premedical, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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