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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William Burnett Covington
Lillian Irene Cook
Marriage: 13 September 1888
Clara G Covington
Millie Neaner Covington
William Henry Covington
Mabel Elizabeth Covington
Thelma Lee Covington
Mary Covington
Louis Sylvester Covington
Margurite Covington
Willie Covington
Lillian Narvelle Covington
Juanita Covington

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)


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


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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