Eunice Vera Sargent

25 November 1919–about 2004 (Age 84)
Butler, Bates, Missouri, United States

The Life of Eunice Vera

When Eunice Vera Sargent was born on 25 November 1919, in Butler, Bates, Missouri, United States, her father, Thomas Mitchum Sargent, was 49 and her mother, Leavy Owens, was 42. She married Sidney Pettus on 10 February 1939, in Nevada, Vernon, Missouri, United States. She lived in Spruce, Bates, Missouri, United States in 1930 and Shawnee Township, Bates, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died about 2004, in Carmichael, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 85.

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Sidney Pettus
Eunice Vera Sargent
Marriage: 10 February 1939

Spouse and Children

10 February 1939
Nevada, Vernon, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 12

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 23

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

English and French: in medieval times this did not denote a rank in the army, but was an occupational name for a servant, Middle English, Old French sergent (Latin serviens, genitive servientis, present participle of servire ‘to serve’). The surname probably originated for the most part in this sense, but the word also developed various more specialized meanings, being used for example as a technical term for a tenant by military service below the rank of a knight, and as the name for any of certain administrative and legal officials in different localities, which may also have contributed to the development of the surname. The sense ‘non-commissioned officer’ did not arise until the 16th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eunice Petters in household of Mitchum Sargent, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Unice Sargent in household of Mitchum Sargent, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eunice D Sargent in household of T Mitchem Sargent, "United States Census, 1930"

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