Rabon Rowland

Brief Life History of Rabon

When Rabon Rowland was born on 13 October 1897, in Simpson, Kentucky, United States, his father, Anack Asbury Rowland, was 43 and his mother, Queen Victoria London, was 41. He married Bessie E Huffines on 23 December 1922, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Salmons, Simpson, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 3 North Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 9 October 1958, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Greenlawn And Shady Rest Cemetery, Franklin, Simpson, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rabon Rowland
1897–1958
Bessie E Huffines
1904–1962
Marriage: 23 December 1922
Jimmie Rabon Rowland
1937–1938

Sources (15)

  • Rayburn Rowland in household of F E Roach, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Rabon Rowland - Government record: Military record or discharge: birth-name: Rabon Rowland
  • Robon Rowland, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1900 · Governor Shot

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

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

English: from the Middle English and Old French personal name Rollant, Rolant, Rolent, Roulent (ancient Germanic Hrodland, Rodland, from hrōd ‘glory’ + land ‘land’), introduced into England by the Normans. It was made famous by French romances about Roland, the most famous of the peers of Charlemagne who was killed at Roncesvalles in AD 778. Although widely used across post-Conquest England (along with Oliver, the name of Roland's companion), it seems to have been restricted to particular gentry families and was never popular. Compare Roland .

English: habitational name from Rowland (Derbyshire) or Rowland Wood in Slinfold (Sussex). The Derbyshire placename derives from Old Norse ‘roe, roe buck’ or ‘land mark, boundary’ + lúndr ‘small wood, grove’. The Sussex placename probably derives from Middle English roughe ‘rough’ + lond ‘land’ (Old English rūh, land).

English: in northern England and perhaps elsewhere, perhaps a post-medieval variant of Rawling . Compare Rawlinson , Rollinson .

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

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