Colena Abner

12 June 1913–4 March 1985 (Age 71)
Gwinnett, Georgia, United States

The Life of Colena

When Colena Abner was born on 12 June 1913, in Gwinnett, Georgia, United States, her father, Marion Asbery Abner, was 32 and her mother, Josie Ann Nelson, was 38. She lived in Barrow, Georgia, United States in 1935 and District 243, Barrow, Georgia, United States in 1940. She died on 4 March 1985, in Gwinnett, Georgia, United States, at the age of 71.

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Lamar Giles
Colena Abner

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    Luscious Parr Abner


    Walter J "Bud" Abner



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

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.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 9

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.

Age 19

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

English: from a Biblical personal name, meaning in Hebrew ‘God is (my) light’, which was popular among the Puritans, especially among early settlers in New England, but also in the southern states. In the First and Second Books of Samuel, Abner is Saul's uncle and the commander of his army, who is eventually cut down by Joab (II Samuel 3:12–39).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Colener Giles in household of Lamar Giles, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Coleaner Abner in household of M Asberry Abner, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Coleaner Abner in household of Asburn Abner, "United States Census, 1920"

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