Dolly Dimples Stout

15 December 1912–22 May 2002 (Age 89)
Bon Air, White, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Dolly Dimples

When Dolly Dimples Stout was born on 15 December 1912, in Bon Air, White, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Allen Stout, was 31 and her mother, Nancy Belle Jarvis, was 27. She married Andrew Jackson Croley on 26 February 1936, in Bon Air, White, Tennessee, United States. She lived in Magisterial District 5, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1930. She died on 22 May 2002, in Pennington Gap, Lee, Virginia, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Woodway, Lee, Virginia, United States.

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Andrew Jackson Croley
Dolly Dimples Stout
Marriage: 26 February 1936

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26 February 1936
Bon Air, White, Tennessee, United States

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1917 · Camp Lee Training Facility

Age 5

Camp Lee was the sight of where Europeans first came face to face with the Powhatan Confederation. Than during the Civil War  the Union forces used it as a surprise attack and blocked Lee’s army from the supply base. When World War II started Fort Lee became Camp Lee and was used as a training facility.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 24

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.

Name Meaning

Irish and English:1. nickname for a brave or powerfully built man, from Middle English stout ‘steadfast’. 2. from the Old Norse byname Stútr ‘gnat’, denoting a small and insignificant person. 3. possibly also a habitational name from a minor place named with the Old English element stūt ‘stumpy hillock’, which is found as a component in various Devon place names.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dolly D Stout in household of John Stout, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Dollie Dimples Stout in entry for Charles Donald Barrett and Mary Ann Croley, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Dimples Stout in entry for John Reginald Croley and Elizabeth Ann Jones, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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