Luretha Ping

1924–1968 (Age 44)
Pulaski, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Luretha

When Luretha Ping was born on 4 June 1924, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, her father, Ullysses Silas Ping, was 31 and her mother, Eva Lena Dykes, was 32. She lived in Magisterial District 5, Pulaski, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 24 October 1968, in Pulaski, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 44.

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Luretha Ping
1924–1968
Lawrence H. Whitis
1923–2014

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World Events (8)

1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 2

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1927

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 12

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

1 English: unexplained; perhaps a variant of Pink .2 Chinese 平: there are two sources of this name, which also means ‘peace’. One is the name of a senior minister of the state of Qi during the Spring and Autumn period ( 722–481 bc ), who was posthumously named Yan Pingzhong. The other source is a city called Ping in the state of Han during the Warring States period ( 403–221 bc ). It was granted to a marquis whose descendants adopted the place name as their surname.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Enleth Ping in household of Ulysses S Ping, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Retha Ping in household of Silas Ping, "United States Census, 1940"

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