Oves Newman

27 March 1895–29 September 1988 (Age 93)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Oves

When Oves Newman was born on 27 March 1895, in Alabama, United States, his father, George Washington Newman, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Mae Jane Sherum, was 40. He married Florence Myrtle Hyatt on 20 September 1919, in Cullman, Alabama, United States. He lived in Joppa, Cullman, Alabama, United States for about 10 years and Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1930. He died on 29 September 1988, in Hanceville, Cullman, Alabama, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Arab Memorial Cemetery, Arab, Marshall, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Oves Newman
Florence Myrtle Hyatt
Marriage: 20 September 1919

Spouse and Children

20 September 1919
Cullman, Alabama, United States

Parents and Siblings

    George Washington Newman


    Sarah Mae Jane Sherum




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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.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 17

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a newcomer to a place, from Middle English newe ‘new’ + man ‘man’. This form has also absorbed several European cognates with the same meaning, for example Neumann . (For other forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

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

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Sources (3)

  • Oris B Newman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Oves Newman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ovis Newman in household of George Newman, "United States Census, 1900"

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