Henry Bobbitt Aiken

1895–1990 (Age 95)
Dyer, Gibson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Henry Bobbitt

Henry Bobbitt Aiken was born on 23 April 1895, in Dyer, Gibson, Tennessee, United States as the son of Robert LaFayette Aikin and Ada Allen Alline Bobbitt. He married Gladys Chesebro on 19 March 1919, in Madison, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years and Civil District 12, Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 22 August 1990, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knox, Tennessee, United States.

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Henry Bobbitt Aiken
Gladys Chesebro
Marriage: 19 March 1919

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19 March 1919
Madison, Tennessee, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Age 25

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Variant, associated chiefly with northern Ireland, of the Scottish surname Aitken .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Henry Aiken, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Henry B Aikin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Henry B Aiken, "United States Census, 1940"

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