Eva Coots

3 February 1926–5 March 2014 (Age 88)
Hyden, Leslie, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Eva

When Eva Coots was born on 3 February 1926, in Hyden, Leslie, Kentucky, United States, her father, Mack Coots, was 25 and her mother, Molly Howard, was 21. She married Lewis Arnold Chism in 1946. She lived in Magisterial District 2, Leslie, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 5 March 2014, in Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Dayton Memorial Park, Butler Township, Montgomery, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Arnold Chism
Eva Coots
Marriage: 1946

Spouse and Children

    Lewis Arnold Chism




Parents and Siblings

    Mack Coots


    Molly Howard




    Ruby Coots


    Roscoe Coots



    Albert Coots



World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 10

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 23

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the nickname Coote .2 Probably an Americanized spelling of German Kutz .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Eva Coots in household of Mack Coots, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eva Coots in household of Mack Coots, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eva Coots in entry for Paul Morgan and Molly Loretta Chism, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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