Alexander Elza Covert

24 February 1877–22 May 1949 (Age 72)
Beloit, Mitchell, Kansas, United States

The Life of Alexander Elza

When Alexander Elza Covert was born on 24 February 1877, in Beloit, Mitchell, Kansas, United States, his father, John Porter Covert, was 40 and his mother, Mary Jane Beam, was 32. He married Stella Golladay on 21 January 1903, in Beloit, Mitchell, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Lincoln Township, Putnam, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Turkey Creek Township, Mitchell, Kansas, United States for about 30 years. He died on 22 May 1949, in Beloit, Mitchell, Kansas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Beloit, Mitchell, Kansas, United States.

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Alexander Elza Covert
Stella Golladay
Marriage: 21 January 1903
Clarence Elmer Covert
Roy J Covert

Spouse and Children

21 January 1903
Beloit, Mitchell, Kansas, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1881 · Kansas Prohibits Alcoholic Beverages

Age 4

Kansas became the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment which prohibited all alcoholic beverages on February 19, 1881.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

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.

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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Sources (3)

  • Elza Covert, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Elza Covert in household of M J Covert, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alexander E Covet in household of John P Covet, "United States Census, 1880"

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