Mabel Jeanette Evans

Brief Life History of Mabel Jeanette

When Mabel Jeanette Evans was born on 29 August 1921, in Grainger, Tennessee, United States, her father, William Oscar Evans, was 49 and her mother, Bessie Phillips, was 22. She married William Collins on 26 March 1938, in Hamblen, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Civil District 2, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 13 July 2000, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

William Collins
1913–1974
Mabel Jeanette Evans
1921–2000
Marriage: 26 March 1938
Billy Oscar Collins
1945–2019
Mary Jane Collins
1952–2021

Sources (10)

  • Jeanette Callins, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Jeanette Evans, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Florance Lock in household of Henry Lock, "United States Census, 1930"

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1931 · The Parthenon is Built

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Welsh: derivative of Evan , from Efan, Ifan, medieval forms of Ieuan (from Latin Johannes, the source of English John), dating from c. 1500, with the post-medieval patronymic suffix -s. Welsh Sion was a separate borrowing of English John, and Evan (Ieuan) and Sion developed as independent names.

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

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