Robert Melvin Covington

Brief Life History of Robert Melvin

When Robert Melvin Covington was born on 7 March 1919, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, his father, William B Covington, was 39 and his mother, Amanda Elizabeth Finley, was 29. He died in June 1985, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 66.

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Robert Melvin Covington
1919–1985
Eva Williams
1921–1941

Sources (6)

  • Robert M Covington in household of William Covington, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert Covington, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Robert M Covington Jr in entry for Mrs Gwendolyn Covington Sams, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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1920

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

1931 · The Parthenon is Built

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

1937 · The Neutrality Act

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire named Covington, from an Old English personal name Cofa + Old English -ing- denoting association + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

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