Edna Bell Paulk

16 May 1878–24 June 1943 (Age 65)
Lauderdale, Alabama, United States

The Life of Edna Bell

When Edna Bell Paulk was born on 16 May 1878, in Lauderdale, Alabama, United States, her father, Charles Smoot Weems Paulk, was 40 and her mother, Amanda Jane Koonce, was 34. She had at least 3 sons with James Elzie Stipe. She lived in Albany, Morgan, Alabama, United States in 1910 and Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States in 1920. She died on 24 June 1943, in Decatur, Morgan, Alabama, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Decatur, Morgan, Alabama, United States.

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James Elzie Stipe
Edna Bell Paulk
James Edward Stipe
Fred Paulk Stipe
Claude L Stipe

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    James Elzie Stipe





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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 17

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

1 Variant spelling of Scottish Polk , a reduced form of Pollock .2 Shortened form of German Paulke, a pet form Paul .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edna C Paulk in household of Charles W Paulk, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Edna Elzie in household of J E Elzie, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edna Stipe, "United States Census, 1930"

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