Eugene Kay Herriott

18 December 1895–28 September 1963 (Age 67)
Mount Sterling, Montgomery, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Eugene Kay

When Eugene Kay Herriott was born on 18 December 1895, in Mount Sterling, Montgomery, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Sidney Herriott, was 29 and his mother, Lyda Kay Johnson, was 29. He died on 28 September 1963, at the age of 67, and was buried in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Sidney Herriott
1866–1911
Lyda Kay Johnson
1866–1935
Christine Herriott
1894–
Eugene Kay Herriott
1895–1963
Florence Wells Herriott
1897–1982

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 5

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 18

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: from a pet form (with the suffix -ot) of the medieval personal name Herry, Harry (a variant of Henry ).2 Scottish: habitational name from a place, as for example Heriot to the south of Edinburgh, named with Middle English heriot, which denoted a piece of land restored to the feudal lord on the death of its tenant. The Middle English word is from Old English heregeatu, a compound of here ‘army’ + geatu ‘equipment’, referring originally to military equipment that was restored to the lord on the death of a vassal.3 English: habitational name from Herriard in Hampshire, which may have been named as ‘army quarters’ (Old English here ‘army’ + geard ‘enclosure’), or possibly from the Celtic terms hyr ‘long’ + garth ‘ridge’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eugene Herriott in household of John S Herriott, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Eugene Kay Herriott in household of John S Herriott, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Eugene K Herriott, "Find A Grave Index"

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