Lucy Gertrude Dent

27 November 1861–15 February 1933 (Age 71)
Eufaula, Barbour, Alabama, United States

The Life of Lucy Gertrude

When Lucy Gertrude Dent was born on 27 November 1861, in Eufaula, Barbour, Alabama, United States, her father, Jonah Horry "John" Dent, was 47 and her mother, Fannie Almyra Whipple, was 32. She married Justus Collins on 4 April 1883, in Rome, Floyd, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She lived in Georgia, United States in 1870. She died on 15 February 1933, in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Spring Hill Cemetery, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Justus Collins
Lucy Gertrude Dent
Marriage: 4 April 1883
George Randall Collins
Lucy Gertrude COLLINS
Anne Collins
Phyllis Collins
Amy Whipple COLLINS

Spouse and Children

4 April 1883
Rome, Floyd, Georgia, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Jonah Horry "John" Dent


    Fannie Almyra Whipple




    Fannie Whipple Dent


    George Columbus Dent



    Helen Almira Dent


    Carrie Mae Dent


World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Alabama Ratifies the 13th Amendment

Age 4

Alabama ratified the 13th Amendment on December 2, 1865. The Thirteenth Amendment officially became part of the Constitution on December 6, 1865. Roughly 440,000 Alabamians born into slavery were freed and made citizens. However, loopholes in the law made this a slow process.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 20

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

1 English: habitational name from places in Cumbria and West Yorkshire named Dent, possibly from a British hill name cognate with Old Irish dinn, dind ‘hill’.2 English and French: nickname from Old French dent ‘tooth’ (Latin dens, genitive dentis), bestowed on someone with some deficiency or peculiarity of the teeth, or of a gluttonous or avaricious nature.

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

Sources (3)

  • Lucy Collins in household of Justice A Collins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lucy Collins in household of Justin Collins, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lucy G Dent in household of John H Dent, "United States Census, 1870"

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