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
1857–1934
Lucy Gertrude Dent
1861–1933
Marriage: 4 April 1883
Helen Mae COLLINS
1884–1958
George Randall Collins
1890–1964
Lucy Gertrude COLLINS
1892–1892
Anne Collins
1892–
Phyllis Collins
1893–1964
Amy Whipple COLLINS
1897–1967

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 April 1883
Rome, Floyd, Georgia, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Jonah Horry "John" Dent

    Male1814–1892Male

    Fannie Almyra Whipple

    Female1829–1875Female

siblings

(5)

    Fannie Whipple Dent

    Female1856–1892Female

    George Columbus Dent

    Male1858–1879Male

    Female1861–1933Female

    Helen Almira Dent

    Female1865–1872Female

    Carrie Mae Dent

    Female1868–1910Female

World Events (8)

1863

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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