Savannah Viola Cosby

13 October 1889–23 October 1964 (Age 75)
Selfville, Blount, Alabama, United States

The Life of Savannah Viola

When Savannah Viola Cosby was born on 13 October 1889, in Selfville, Blount, Alabama, United States, her father, Milton Chapel Cosby, was 29 and her mother, Dicy Eugene Hallmark Loggins, was 20. She lived in Blount, Alabama, United States for about 10 years and Election Precinct 32, Jefferson, Alabama, United States for about 10 years. She died on 23 October 1964, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Remlap, Blount, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Milton Chapel Cosby
1860–1907
Dicy Eugene Hallmark Loggins
1869–1940
Dora Cosby
1886–
Cosby
1888–
Savannah Viola Cosby
1889–1964
Mable Cosby
1899–
Lilian Cosby
1890–1970
Edgar Eugene Cosby
1892–1963
Floyd C Cosby
1894–
Boyd Clifton Cosby
1895–1958
Alta Cosby
1896–1925
Flora M Cosby
1898–
Cara A Cosby
1901–
William Lloyd Cosby
1905–

Parents and Siblings

    Milton Chapel Cosby

    Male1860–1907Male

    Dicy Eugene Hallmark Loggins

    Female1869–1940Female

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 6

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 20

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Leicestershire named Cosby, from an Old English personal name Cossa + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Viola V Cosby in household of Dioy E Cosby, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Viola Cosby in household of James C Mccombs, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Viola S Cosby in household of Dicy W Cosby, "United States Census, 1920"

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