Hershel Oscar Givens

29 February 1920–19 January 1969 (Age 48)
Grundy, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Hershel Oscar

When Hershel Oscar Givens was born on 29 February 1920, in Grundy, Tennessee, United States, his father, Marvin Givens, was 27 and his mother, Lela Crabtree, was 27. He married Rilla Mae Crowell on 17 February 1945, in Grundy, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Civil District 6, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 6, Grundy, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 19 January 1969, in Grundy, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Grundy, Tennessee, United States.

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Hershel Oscar Givens
Rilla Mae Crowell
Marriage: 17 February 1945
Georgia M. Givens
Rebecca Givens

Spouse and Children

17 February 1945
Grundy, Tennessee, United States


    Georgia M. Givens


    Rebecca Givens


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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 11

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 15

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant of Given , with English patronymic -s.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hershel Givings in household of Marvin Givings, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hurshel Givins in household of Marvin Givins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Herschel Givens in entry for Rilla Mae Givens, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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