Mary Katholyn Coley

13 July 1943–23 October 2017 (Age 74)
Indiana, United States

The Life of Mary Katholyn

When Mary Katholyn Coley was born on 13 July 1943, in Indiana, United States, her father, Arthur James Coley, was 45 and her mother, Verna Etta Birdwell, was 41. She married Jimmy Harold Miles on 13 July 1963, in Overton, Tennessee, United States. She died on 23 October 2017, in Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Bailey Cemetery, Tompkinsville, Monroe, Kentucky, United States.

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Jimmy Harold Miles
Mary Katholyn Coley
Marriage: 13 July 1963

Spouse and Children

13 July 1963
Overton, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings



    James Edward Coley



    Agnes Bell Coley


    Cecil Ray Coley


    Harold B. Coley


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World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 1

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1944 · Kentucky Dam is Completed

Age 1

The Kentucky dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Tennessee River between Livingston and Marshall counties in Kentucky. It was completed August 30,1944.

Age 20

President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

Name Meaning

1 English (West Midlands): nickname for a swarthy person, from Old English colig ‘dark’, ‘black’ (a derivative of col ‘(char)coal’).2 English: possibly a habitational name from Coaley in Gloucestershire, named in Old English as ‘woodland clearing (lēah) with a hut or shelter (cofa)’.3 Probably an Americanized form of Swiss German Kohli or Kohler .

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

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Sources (1)

  • Mary Kathalyn Coley, "Tennessee State Marriage Index, 1780-2002"

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