William Burnett Covington

Brief Life History of William Burnett

When William Burnett Covington was born on 16 December 1859, in Meridian, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States, his father, Henry Lewis Covington, was 35 and his mother, Margaret Mahala Dixon, was 29. He married Lillian Irene Cook on 13 September 1888, in Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 9 daughters. He lived in Mississippi, United States in 1870 and Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States for about 20 years. He died on 28 August 1939, in Meridian, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Bailey, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Burnett Covington
1859–1939
Lillian Irene Cook
1872–1957
Marriage: 13 September 1888
Clara G Covington
1888–
Millie Neaner Covington
1891–
William Henry Covington
1894–1970
Mabel Elizabeth Covington
1897–1973
Thelma Lee Covington
1898–1981
Mary Covington
1900–
Louis Sylvester Covington
1903–1971
Margurite Covington
1906–
Willie Covington
1907–1993
Lillian Narvelle Covington
1909–1999
Juanita Covington
1912–2001

Sources (12)

  • William B Covington, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Burnett Covington, "Find A Grave Index"
  • W B Covington in entry for Louis Sylvester Covington and Marie Virginia Howard, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

World Events (8)

1861

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

1863

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire named Covington, from an Old English personal name Cofa + Old English -ing- denoting association + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

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