Ida Cathryn Devers

9 March 1917–1 May 1989 (Age 72)
Mercer, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Ida Cathryn

When Ida Cathryn Devers was born on 9 March 1917, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Owens Devers, was 22 and her mother, Lula Pearl Claunch, was 19. She married Stanley Garnett Isham on 5 December 1931, in Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, United States. She died on 1 May 1989, in Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, United States.

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Stanley Garnett Isham
Ida Cathryn Devers
Marriage: 5 December 1931

Spouse and Children

5 December 1931
Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, United States

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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

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.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 9

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 19

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.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Dever , with the addition of English patronymic -s.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cathryn Isham in household of Stanley Isham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ida Catharine Devers in household of William Devers, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Catherine Devers, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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