Rufus Lively Follin

20 December 1905–February 1980 (Age 74)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Rufus Lively

When Rufus Lively Follin was born on 20 December 1905, in Kentucky, United States, his father, John William Follin, was 32 and his mother, Ethel Emma Lively, was 26. He married Rosa E. in 1925, in Warren, Kentucky, United States. He lived in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States in 1930 and Civil District 2, Shelby, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died in February 1980, in Monroe, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 74.

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Rufus Lively Follin
Rosa E.
Marriage: 1925

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Warren, Kentucky, United States

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 7

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 21

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from a diminutive of Old French folet ‘fool’.2 Irish: unexplained; possibly a variant of Phelan , itself a variant of Whelan .3 Swedish and Danish: from a short form of Follinius, a humanistic name of unexplained origin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rufus L Follin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rufas L Follin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rufus L Fallin in household of John W Fallin, "United States Census, 1920"

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