Raleigh Okey Coleman

8 June 1900–2 September 1970 (Age 70)
Worth, Missouri, United States

The Life of Raleigh Okey

When Raleigh Okey Coleman was born on 8 June 1900, in Worth, Missouri, United States, his father, Charles Columbus Coleman, was 24 and his mother, Mary Estella Ruckman, was 19. He married Tressie Freda Chappell on 31 March 1919, in Phillips, Kansas, United States. He lived in Preston, White Pine, Nevada, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 3, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 2 September 1970, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Millcreek Cemetery, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Raleigh Okey Coleman
1900–1970
Emma Esther Cates
1919–1997
Marriage: 17 August 1936
Marcus Anthony Coleman
1937–1990
John Charles Coleman
1939–2006
Austin Levi Coleman
1945–1947
Merle Ann Coleman
1950–1961

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 August 1936
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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1902 · The Utah Governor's Mansion

Age 2

Built in 1902, the Utah Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the Governor of Utah and their family. The mansion was built using the finest materials by the finest craftsmen available, resulting in a quality and style like that of Eastern mansions. From 1957 to 1977, the Utah Historical Society occupied the mansion as a library, museum, and office space. In 1977, the residence underwent extensive renovations and was again reopened in 1980. In December 1993, a fire destroyed much of the mansion but, after another restoration, the historic building was restored to its original design with upgrades in case of another disaster threatened the home. It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1970.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Colmáin ‘descendant of Colmán’. This was the name of an Irish missionary to Europe, generally known as St. Columban ( c.540–615 ), who founded the monastery of Bobbio in northern Italy in 614 . With his companion St. Gall, he enjoyed a considerable cult throughout central Europe, so that forms of his name were adopted as personal names in Italian (Columbano), French (Colombain), Czech (Kollman), and Hungarian (Kálmán). From all of these surnames are derived. In Irish and English, the name of this saint is identical with diminutives of the name of the 6th-century missionary known in English as St. Columba ( 521–97 ), who converted the Picts to Christianity, and who was known in Scandinavian languages as Kalman.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Clumháin ‘descendant of Clumhán’, a personal name from the diminutive of clúmh ‘down’, ‘feathers’.3 English: occupational name for a burner of charcoal or a gatherer of coal, Middle English coleman, from Old English col ‘(char)coal’ + mann ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rollie O Coleman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roliegh O Coleman in household of Charles C Coleman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Raleigh Coleman, "United States Census, 1940"

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