Carl Edwin Givens

28 February 1907–20 August 1987 (Age 80)
Palestine, Wirt, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Carl Edwin

When Carl Edwin Givens was born on 28 February 1907, in Palestine, Wirt, West Virginia, United States, his father, Hayes Givens, was 30 and his mother, Lucinda Ethel Justice, was 25. He married Edna Ercil Somerville on 16 March 1926, in West Virginia, United States. He lived in Reedy Magisterial District, Wirt, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 August 1987, in Wood, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Elizabeth, Wirt, West Virginia, United States.

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Carl Edwin Givens
Edna Ercil Somerville
Marriage: 16 March 1926

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16 March 1926
West Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 2

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant of Given , with English patronymic -s.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Carl E Givens in household of Hayes Givens, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Carl E Givens in household of Hays Givens, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Carl Edwin Givens, "Find A Grave Index"

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