Cleothy Bright

1913–1973 (Age 60)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Cleothy

When Cleothy Bright was born on 12 January 1913, in Tennessee, United States, his father, James Henderson Bright, was 45 and his mother, Julia Ann Lewis, was 37. He married Jane Vonette Hensley. He lived in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1961. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 27 September 1973, at the age of 60, and was buried in Berry Highland West Memorial Park, Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States.

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Cleothy Bright
Jane Vonette Hensley

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Of Tennessee, United States

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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.

Age 4

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Age 16

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Middle English nickname or personal name, meaning ‘bright’, ‘fair’, ‘pretty’, from Old English beorht ‘bright’, ‘shining’.2 English: from a short form of any of several Old English personal names of which beorht was the first element, such as Beorhthelm ‘bright helmet’. Compare Bert .3 Americanized form of German Brecht .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Cleo Bright, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Cleothy Bright in household of James Bright, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cleo Bright in entry for J H Bright, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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