Mary Louise Covington

9 March 1924–October 1985 (Age 61)
Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Mary Louise

When Mary Louise Covington was born on 9 March 1924, in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, her father, Thomas Hobert Covington, was 27 and her mother, Cora Alice Gibson, was 20. She married Bobby Louis DeVault on 2 January 1954, in Iredell, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Winston Township, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died in October 1985, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 61.

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Bobby Louis DeVault
Mary Louise Covington
Marriage: 2 January 1954
Valerie Rene DeVault

Spouse and Children

2 January 1954
Iredell, North Carolina, United States


    Valerie Rene DeVault


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+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1932 · The Bonus Army

Age 8

"On June 7, 1932, the ""Bonus Army"", a group of 43,000 people including veterans, their families, and other groups marched on Washington D.C. Their demand was that the veterans got paid their share for their service during WWI. As they marched, they were attacked on the command of General MacArthur."

Age 17

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Louise M Covington in household of Thos H Covington, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Louise Covington in household of T Hovert Covington, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Louise Covington, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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