Neva Corinne Roberson

27 July 1913–8 January 2002 (Age 88)
Saint Joseph, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Neva Corinne

When Neva Corinne Roberson was born on 27 July 1913, in Saint Joseph, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States, her father, John Thomas Roberson, was 26 and her mother, Nanny Lela Gilbert, was 23. She married Hershel Thomas White on 22 August 1931. She lived in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Civil District 1, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 8 January 2002, in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 88.

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Hershel Thomas White
Neva Corinne Roberson
Marriage: 22 August 1931

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22 August 1931

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 18

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. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Northern English: variant of Robertson .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Neva Roberson in household of J L Roberson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nora Robinson in household of John T Robinson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Neva C White in household of Hershal White, "United States Census, 1940"

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