Paul E. Humphrey

9 November 1905–
Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Paul E.

When Paul E. Humphrey was born on 9 November 1905, in Dresden, Weakley, Tennessee, United States, his father, Chester Lincoln Humphrey, was 23 and his mother, Sarah Jane Etheridge, was 19. He married Ada Cox on 29 July 1928, in Obion, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Paul E. Humphrey
Ada Cox
Marriage: 29 July 1928

Spouse and Children

29 July 1928
Obion, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Chester Lincoln Humphrey


    Sarah Jane Etheridge






    C L Humphrey


    Allene Humphrey


    Marie Humphrey


+2 More Children

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.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 26

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

Age 32

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

Some authorities translate this name as home-free, home peace, or peace at home. It is similar to Cundfrid, which has been rendered "defensor notus," or illustrious protector. "Kun-frid" would be translated as "strong protector." Nicknames are Humps, Nump, and Numps.

Sources (2)

  • Paul Humphreys in household of Chester Humphreys, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Paul Humphrey in household of Chester Humphrey, "United States Census, 1920"

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