Mary Evelyn Springer

24 August 1918–13 July 2014 (Age 95)
Alabama, United States

The Life of Mary Evelyn

When Mary Evelyn Springer was born on 24 August 1918, in Alabama, United States, her father, Simeon Lester Springer, was 28 and her mother, Georgia F Hawkins, was 26. She married Clyde Eugene Hyde on 26 May 1939, in Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States. She lived in Odenville, St. Clair, Alabama, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 9, Jefferson, Alabama, United States for about 5 years. She died on 13 July 2014, in Kennesaw, Cobb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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Clyde Eugene Hyde
Mary Evelyn Springer
Marriage: 26 May 1939

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26 May 1939
Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1922 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 4

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.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 26

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 English, German, Dutch, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for a lively person or for a traveling entertainer, from an agent derivative of Middle English, Middle High German springen, Middle Dutch springhen, Yiddish shpringen ‘to jump or leap’.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a fountain or the source of a stream, Middle English spring ‘spring’ + the habitational suffix -er. The same word was also used of a plantation of young trees, and in some cases this may be the source of the surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Evelyn Hyde in household of S L Springer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary E Springer in household of Simeon L Springer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary E Springer in household of Oliver J Hawkins, "United States Census, 1930"

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