Carolyn Charlise Colsson

Brief Life History of Carolyn Charlise

When Carolyn Charlise Colsson was born on 21 April 1917, in Mobile, Alabama, United States, her father, Edmond Gaines Colsson, was 49 and her mother, Minnie Butler Monroe, was 26. She married Roy Hickson in 1935, in Mobile, Alabama, United States. She lived in Election Precinct 17 Theodore, Mobile, Alabama, United States in 1920 and Theodore, Mobile, Alabama, United States in 1930. She died on 31 January 2013, in Mobile, Alabama, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Serenity Memorial Gardens, Theodore, Mobile, Alabama, United States.

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Roy Hickson
1914–1987
Carolyn Charlise Colsson
1917–2013
Marriage: 1935

Sources (5)

  • Carolyn C Colsson in household of Edmond D Colsson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Carolyn Colsson, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Caroline Colson in household of Edmond G Colson, "United States Census, 1920"

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: from a Middle English personal name, Colstan, which is probably from Old Norse Kolsteinn, composed of the elements kol ‘charcoal’ + steinn ‘stone’. This name has probably been confused with Coulson .

English: habitational name from Colston Basset in Nottinghamshire, or the nearby Carcolston, both of which seem to have originally been named from the Old Norse personal name Kolr + Old English tūn ‘settlement’. The first syllable of Car Colson was originally the defining prefix kirk ‘church’.

English: habitational name from Coulston in Wiltshire, which is named with the genitive case of an Old English personal name Cufel (diminutive of Cufa) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’.

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

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