William Grant Covert

18 January 1869–15 April 1938 (Age 69)
Unionville, Putnam, Missouri, United States

The Life of William Grant

When William Grant Covert was born on 18 January 1869, in Unionville, Putnam, Missouri, United States, his father, John Porter Covert, was 32 and his mother, Mary Jane Beam, was 24. He married Aarena Lavina Ashburn on 24 May 1892, in Garnett, Anderson, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Lincoln Township, Putnam, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 15 April 1938, in Hiawatha, Brown, Kansas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha, Brown, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Grant Covert
Aarena Lavina Ashburn
Marriage: 24 May 1892
Marvin Covert
Elma Lovine Covert
Essie Covert
Daisy Covert
Eva Covert

Spouse and Children

24 May 1892
Garnett, Anderson, Kansas, United States


    Marvin Covert


    Elma Lovine Covert


    Essie Covert



    Eva Covert


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 8

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname for a reserved or secretive person, from Old French covert ‘guarded’, ‘crafty’.2 Americanized spelling of an unidentified Dutch or German name, perhaps Kofoed .

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

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Story Highlight

MEMORIES of MARY JANE COVERT by Grace Agnes Riley Wallace

Grandma Covert was very neat. She always wore a black skirt and black silk blouse for good. She had a watch on a chain that she stuck in her belt. Around home she wore a print dress and a long wais …

Sources (3)

  • William G Cobert, "United States Census, 1930"
  • W G Covert, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Grant Couert, "United States Census, 1920"

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