Oleta Garrett

20 July 1911–1 June 2007 (Age 95)
Oldham, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Oleta

When Oleta Garrett was born on 20 July 1911, in Oldham, Kentucky, United States, her father, George C. Garrett, was 21 and her mother, Mary Hensley, was 21. She married Paul Ellis Potts on 14 June 1929, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Westport, Oldham, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Magisterial District 3 Mannsville, Taylor, Kentucky, United States in 1930. She died on 1 June 2007, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 95.

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Family Time Line

Paul Ellis Potts
Oleta Garrett
Marriage: 14 June 1929
Don A Potts
Paul Potts
Marion Gilbert Potts

Spouse and Children

    Paul Ellis Potts



14 June 1929
Jefferson, Kentucky, United States


    Don A Potts



    Marion Gilbert Potts


Parents and Siblings

    George C. Garrett


    Mary Hensley




World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 1

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 25

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

English: from either of two Germanic personal names introduced to Britain by the Normans: Gerard, composed of the elements gar, ger ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’; and Gerald, composed of the elements gār, gēr ‘spear’, ‘lance’ + wald ‘rule’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cleta Garrett in household of George C Garrett, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Oleta Potts in household of Paul Potts, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oleta Ganett in entry for Marion Gilbert Potts, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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