Sylvia Depew

7 February 1894–19 April 1993 (Age 99)
Washington, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sylvia

When Sylvia Depew was born on 7 February 1894, in Washington, Tennessee, United States, her father, Hugh Johnson Depew, was 41 and her mother, Sarah Virginia Thompson, was 41. She married James Elias Vines Sr on 3 September 1911, in Washington, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Civil District 15, Washington, Tennessee, United States for about 20 years. She died on 19 April 1993, at the age of 99, and was buried in Washington, Tennessee, United States.

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James Elias Vines Sr
Sylvia Depew
Marriage: 3 September 1911
Sylvia Helen Vines
Hazel Rose Vines
James Elias Vines Jr.

Spouse and Children

3 September 1911
Washington, Tennessee, United States


    Sylvia Helen Vines


    Hazel Rose Vines


    James Elias Vines Jr.


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Age 26

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of French Dupuy or Dupuis .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sylvia Vines in household of Elias J Vines, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sylvia Depew in household of H J Depew, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sylvia Depew Vines, "Find A Grave Index"

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