Elizabeth Myra Covington

14 March 1902–3 December 1989 (Age 87)
Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Myra

When Elizabeth Myra Covington was born on 14 March 1902, in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States, her father, Louis Kebough Covington, was 28 and her mother, Agnes C Dodds, was 28. She lived in Lee, Iowa, United States in 1905 and Moscow, Latah, Idaho, United States in 1910. She died on 3 December 1989, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in River View Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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John Chilton Adams
Elizabeth Myra Covington

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    Lola Covington



    Arline Covington


    Louis Graham Covington


    Ruth Doris Covington


World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1911 · First U.S. Primary Elections Held

Age 9

The first U.S. primary elections were held in Oregon in 1911. 
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 24

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from Covinton in Lanarkshire, first recorded in the late 12th century in the Latin form Villa Colbani, and twenty years later as Colbaynistun. By 1422 it had been collapsed to Cowantoun, and at the end of the 15th century it first appears in the form Covingtoun. It is nevertheless clearly named with the personal name Colban ( see Coleman 1) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’; Colban was a follower of David, Prince of Cumbria, in about 1120 .2 English: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire) named Covington, from an Old English personal name Cofa + Old English -ingdenoting association + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth M Covington, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Myra Covington in household of Lewis K Covington, "United States Census, 1910"
  • E Myra Bobington in household of Louis Bobington, "United States Census, 1920"

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