Crelus Arvel Coker

16 July 1908–27 February 1989 (Age 80)
Itawamba, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Crelus Arvel

When Crelus Arvel Coker was born on 16 July 1908, in Itawamba, Mississippi, United States, his father, Henry Myrt Coker, was 28 and his mother, Susan Lindsey, was 26. He married Bertie Irvin on 12 June 1965, in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. He lived in Beat 4, Itawamba, Mississippi, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 7 Millville, Lamar, Alabama, United States in 1920. He died on 27 February 1989, in Okolona, Chickasaw, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Detroit, Lamar, Alabama, United States.

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Crelus Arvel Coker
Bertie Irvin
Marriage: 12 June 1965

Spouse and Children

12 June 1965
Montgomery, Alabama, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Susan Lindsey




World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established

Age 8

The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a group of villages in Somerset named with Coker, from a Celtic river name meaning ‘crooked’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Crelus Coker in household of Murt Coker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Crllos Coker in household of Myrt Coker, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Crelus Arvel Coker, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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