James Clifton Calhoun

29 June 1892–16 April 1979 (Age 86)
Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of James Clifton

When James Clifton Calhoun was born on 29 June 1892, in Georgia, United States, his father, Albert Lafayette Calhoun, was 28 and his mother, Georgia Ellen Busbee, was 25. He lived in District 535, Dooly, Georgia, United States for about 10 years and Vienna, Dooly, Georgia, United States in 1920. He died on 16 April 1979, in Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States, at the age of 86.

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World Events (8)

1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia
Age 1
The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 4
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 24
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.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of Colquhoun .History: This prominent early American name was brought across the Atlantic Ocean by Scotch-Irish pioneers who entered Pennsylvania c. 1733. The American statesman John c. Calhoun (1782–1850), born in Abbeville District, SC, served in both houses of Congress, was secretary of war, and vice president of the US (1825–32).

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

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  • Clifton Cathoun in household of Layafette Cathoun, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Cliff Calhoun in household of Fatte Calhoun, "United States Census, 1900"

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