John Dewey Arnold

15 July 1900–25 April 1984 (Age 83)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of John Dewey

When John Dewey Arnold was born on 15 July 1900, in Kentucky, United States, his father, James Lee Arnold, was 50 and his mother, Mary Polly Ann Griffin, was 30. He married Clara Edith Arnold Mrs.. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Livingston, Rockcastle, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 25 April 1984, in Prentiss, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Geeville, Prentiss, Mississippi, United States.

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John Dewey Arnold
Clara Edith Arnold Mrs.
Dorothy M. Arnold
Martha Arnold
Annie M. Arnold

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    Clara Edith Arnold Mrs.




    Dorothy M. Arnold


    Martha Arnold


    Annie M. Arnold


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World Events (8)

1904 · The Black Patch War

Age 4

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 7

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1925 · B.B. King is Born

Age 25

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Name Meaning

Saxon, Latin: Faithful to his honour, help in war, helping lord, powerful lord

Sources (2)

  • John Arnold in household of Lee Arnold, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dewey Arnold, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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