Everett Millard "Curly" Collins

19 May 1927–28 August 1985 (Age 58)
Boyd, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Everett Millard "Curly"

When Everett Millard "Curly" Collins was born on 19 May 1927, in Boyd, Kentucky, United States, his father, Norman Henry Collins, was 27 and his mother, Clara Etta Carroll, was 16. He married June Eileen Deffenbaugh on 31 December 1964, in Pasquotank, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States. He lived in Ashland, Boyd, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Wellston, Wellston, Jackson, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 28 August 1985, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Everett Millard "Curly" Collins
June Eileen Deffenbaugh
Marriage: 31 December 1964

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31 December 1964
Pasquotank, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 9

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.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 17

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Coileáin and Mac Coileáin ( see Cullen 1).2 English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Col(l)in, a pet form of Coll , itself a short form of Nicholas .3 Americanized form of French Colin .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Everett Collins in household of Henry Collins, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Everett M Collins in household of N H Collins, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Everett M Collins, "Nevada Marriage Index, 1956-2005"

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