Edith Nell Gaines

7 June 1927–26 July 1997 (Age 70)
Huntsville, Butler, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Edith Nell

When Edith Nell Gaines was born on 7 June 1927, in Huntsville, Butler, Kentucky, United States, her father, Archie Gaines, was 26 and her mother, Ella Marie Skipworth, was 19. She married William John Jesse Perkins on 9 May 1946, in Granite City, Madison, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Granite City, Granite City Township, Madison, Illinois Territory, United States in 1940. She died on 26 July 1997, in Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Bowling Green, Warren, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

William John Jesse Perkins
Edith Nell Gaines
Marriage: 9 May 1946
Richard Wayne Franklin Perkins

Spouse and Children

9 May 1946
Granite City, Madison, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

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.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 9

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 20

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): nickname for a crafty or ingenious person, from a reduced form of Old French engaine ‘ingenuity’, ‘trickery’ (Latin ingenium ‘native wit’). The word was also used in a concrete sense of a stratagem or device, particularly a trap.2 This surname has also assimilated reduced variants of Welsh Gurganus .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edith N Gains in household of Archie Gains, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edith Perkins Alpe in entry for Ella Marie Skipworth Gaines, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Edith Gaines Alpe, "Find A Grave Index"

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