Ethel Coleman

7 June 1918–28 April 1996 (Age 77)
Pike, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Ethel

When Ethel Coleman was born on 7 June 1918, in Pike, Kentucky, United States, her father, Isaac Coleman, was 30 and her mother, Maude Yates, was 26. She had at least 5 sons and 1 daughter with Willie Madden. She lived in Magisterial District 1, Pike, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 28 April 1996, in Pike, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Pikeville, Pike, Kentucky, United States.

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Willie Madden
Ethel Coleman
Plamer Madden
Lexie Mae Madden
Lesla Madden
Elmer Madden
Eugene Madden
Ralph Allen Madden

Spouse and Children

    Willie Madden






    Lexie Mae Madden


    Lesla Madden


    Elmer Madden


    Eugene Madden


+1 More Child

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 8

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.

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Colmáin ‘descendant of Colmán’. This was the name of an Irish missionary to Europe, generally known as St. Columban ( c.540–615 ), who founded the monastery of Bobbio in northern Italy in 614 . With his companion St. Gall, he enjoyed a considerable cult throughout central Europe, so that forms of his name were adopted as personal names in Italian (Columbano), French (Colombain), Czech (Kollman), and Hungarian (Kálmán). From all of these surnames are derived. In Irish and English, the name of this saint is identical with diminutives of the name of the 6th-century missionary known in English as St. Columba ( 521–97 ), who converted the Picts to Christianity, and who was known in Scandinavian languages as Kalman.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Clumháin ‘descendant of Clumhán’, a personal name from the diminutive of clúmh ‘down’, ‘feathers’.3 English: occupational name for a burner of charcoal or a gatherer of coal, Middle English coleman, from Old English col ‘(char)coal’ + mann ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ethel Madon in household of Willie Madon, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ethel Coleman in entry for Elmer Madden and Minnie Marie Alley, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Ethel Coleman in entry for Noah Adkins and Leona Madden, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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