Claude Lewis English

31 January 1894–26 June 1972 (Age 78)
Henderson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Claude Lewis

When Claude Lewis English was born on 31 January 1894, in Henderson, North Carolina, United States, his father, Preston Brooks English, was 36 and his mother, Julia Ann Shepherd, was 39. He lived in Brevard Township, Transylvania, North Carolina, United States in 1900 and Hendersonville, Henderson, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1915. He died on 26 June 1972, in Oteen, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Hendersonville, Henderson, North Carolina, United States.

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Claude Lewis English
Julia Gladys Blythe

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 3

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

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

1 English: from Old English Englisc. The word had originally distinguished Angles ( see Engel ) from Saxons and other Germanic peoples in the British Isles, but by the time surnames were being acquired it no longer had this meaning. Its frequency as an English surname is somewhat surprising. It may have been commonly used in the early Middle Ages as a distinguishing epithet for an Anglo-Saxon in areas where the culture was not predominantly English—for example the Danelaw area, Scotland, and parts of Wales—or as a distinguishing name after 1066 for a non-Norman in the regions of most intensive Norman settlement. However, explicit evidence for these assumptions is lacking, and at the present day the surname is fairly evenly distributed throughout the country.2 Irish: see Golightly .

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

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  • Clide English in household of Preston B English, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lewis C English in household of Preston B English, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Claud English in household of Preston B English, "United States Census, 1920"

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