Vonnie Delbert Callahan

22 October 1896–16 October 1986 (Age 90)
Chadbourn, Columbus, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Vonnie Delbert

When Vonnie Delbert Callahan was born on 22 October 1896, in Chadbourn, Columbus, North Carolina, United States, her father, Albert Durham Callahan, was 32 and her mother, Frances Louise “Lula” McCall, was 30. She married John Henry Cope on 23 August 1920. She lived in Stewartsville Township, Scotland, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States for about 34 years. She died on 16 October 1986, in Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Lexington, Davidson, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Cope
Vonnie Delbert Callahan
Marriage: 23 August 1920

Spouse and Children

23 August 1920

Parents and Siblings

    Albert Durham Callahan


    Frances Louise “Lula” McCall




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World Events (8)

1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 1

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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 24

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

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallacháin ‘descendant of Ceallachán’, a diminutive of the personal name Ceallach , possibly meaning ‘lover of churches’, from ceall ‘church’, or (more likely) ‘bright-headed’, from cen ‘head’ + lach ‘light’. This name was borne by a 10th-century king of Munster, from whom many present-day bearers of the surname claim descent.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Vonnie Callihan in household of Albert Callihan, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Vonie Callahan in household of Calen Callahan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bonnie D Calahan in household of Albert Calahan, "United States Census, 1910"

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