John William BOLDING

3 September 1893–July 1971 (Age 77)
Lee, Mississippi, United States

The Life of John William

When John William BOLDING was born on 3 September 1893, in Lee, Mississippi, United States, his father, James Floyd Bolding, was 31 and his mother, Lilliam M. Turner, was 28. He died in July 1971, in his hometown, at the age of 77.

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James Floyd Bolding
Lilliam M. Turner
Carolyn L. BOLDING
Charley F. BOLDING
Wylie Gordon BOLDING
John William BOLDING

Parents and Siblings

    James Floyd Bolding





World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 14

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

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.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: patronymic from Bold as a personal name.2 Danish: habitational name from a place so named in Jutland.

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

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