Jack Calvin Covington

24 March 1914–19 October 1953 (Age 39)
Telfair, Georgia, United States

The Life of Jack Calvin

When Jack Calvin Covington was born on 24 March 1914, in Telfair, Georgia, United States, his father, Henry Elijah Covington, was 29 and his mother, Ollie Byron, was 27. He died on 19 October 1953, in his hometown, at the age of 39.

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Family Time Line

Henry Elijah Covington
1884–1951
Ollie Byron
1886–1916
William Henry Covington
1901–1975
Cora Lee Covington
1909–1972
George Murray Covington
1911–1972
Jack Calvin Covington
1914–1953
Oliver Covington
1916–1997

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 8

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.
1927

Age 13

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from Covinton in Lanarkshire, first recorded in the late 12th century in the Latin form Villa Colbani, and twenty years later as Colbaynistun. By 1422 it had been collapsed to Cowantoun, and at the end of the 15th century it first appears in the form Covingtoun. It is nevertheless clearly named with the personal name Colban ( see Coleman 1) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’; Colban was a follower of David, Prince of Cumbria, in about 1120 .2 English: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire) named Covington, from an Old English personal name Cofa + Old English -ingdenoting association + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

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