Donald Ray Coleman

Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Donald Ray

When Donald Ray Coleman was born in 1935, in Greenbrier, West Virginia, United States, his father, Willie Richard Elmer Coleman, was 28 and his mother, Elsie Evelyn Sizemore, was 25. He married Armilda Jean Craft on 27 October 1953, in Clifton Forge, Virginia, United States.

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Donald Ray Coleman
Armilda Jean Craft
Marriage: 27 October 1953

Spouse and Children

27 October 1953
Clifton Forge, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Elmer Lee Coleman


    Donald Ray Coleman


    Eddie Junior Coleman


World Events (6)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 0

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1935 · The Social Security Act

Age 0

This Act was created a basic right to a pension in old age, and insurance against unemployment.
1966 · The Freedom of Information Act

Age 31

Is a federal law that requires that full or partial disclosure of all previously unreleased government documents or information to be given upon request.

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)

  • Donald Ray Coleman in entry for James Lee Hylton and Cynthia Rae Coleman Coleman, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Donald Ray Coleman in entry for Marvin Alston Snedegar and Alydia Jean Coleman, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Donald Ray Coleman, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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