Elma J. Tackett

14 May 1930–2 February 2007 (Age 76)
Virgie, Pike, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Elma J.

When Elma J. Tackett was born on 14 May 1930, in Virgie, Pike, Kentucky, United States, her father, James Madison "Mat" Tackett, was 33 and her mother, Cordella "Cordie" Johnson, was 33. She married Newlon Ray Dennison on 13 May 1976, in Winchester, Virginia, United States. She lived in Magisterial District 2, Pike, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 2 February 2007, in Pikeville, Pike, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Jack Osborne Cemetery, Virgie, Pike, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Newlon Ray Dennison
Elma J. Tackett
Marriage: 13 May 1976

Spouse and Children

    Newlon Ray Dennison



13 May 1976
Winchester, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Gladys Tackett



    Curtis Tackett


    Rosa Maree Tackett


+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 6

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.
1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment

Age 21

Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

Name Meaning

Scottish: probably a habitational name from a place called Tecket in North Tyndale.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elma Tackett in household of Mat Tackett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elma Tackett Young in entry for Raymond Baker Young, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Thelma Mcfarland in entry for Hassel Eugene Tackett and Wanda Marie Dillon, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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