Earl Thomas Courtney

25 November 1893–4 July 1955 (Age 61)
Pleasantville, Marion, Iowa, United States

The Life of Earl Thomas

When Earl Thomas Courtney was born on 25 November 1893, in Pleasantville, Marion, Iowa, United States, his father, Edward F. Courtney, was 30 and his mother, Hannah Marium Steele, was 26. He married Luella Mae Babcock in 1916. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Henry, Iowa, United States in 1905. He died on 4 July 1955, in Lorimor, Union, Iowa, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Lorimor, Union, Iowa, United States.

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Earl Thomas Courtney
Luella Mae Babcock
Marriage: 1916
Edith Leona Courtney

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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 5

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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 17

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Courtenay near Sens in northern France, or some other place similarly named, from the name of a Romano-Gallic landlord, Curtenus (a derivative of Latin curtus ‘short’) + the locative suffix -acum.2 English (of Norman origin): nickname for someone with a snub nose, from Old French c(o)urt ‘short’ + nes ‘nose’ (Latin nasus).3 Irish: English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Curnáin ‘descendant of Curnán’, an Old Irish personal name from a diminutive of corn ‘horn’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Earl Courtney, "Iowa, State Census, 1905"
  • Earl Courtney, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • Earl Courtney, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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