John Phillip Pound

Male17 June 1926–31 July 1979

Brief Life History of John Phillip

When John Phillip Pound was born on 17 June 1926, in Shelby, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Phillip Pound, was 33 and his mother, Ocie Tapp, was 22. He lived in Simpsonville, Shelby, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 3 Simpsonville, Shelby, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 31 July 1979, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Resthaven Memorial Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States.

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John Phillip Pound
Ocie Tapp
Eugene Wesley Pound
Clementine Leona Pound
John Phillip Pound
Gertude Marie Gertie Pound
James Washington Pound
Mary Ruth Pound

Sources (7)

  • John Pounds in household of John Pounds, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Pound, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • John P Pound Jr. in household of John P Pound Sr., "United States Census, 1930"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (6)

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1936 · The Last Public Hanging in Kentucky

Age 10

The hanging of Rainey Bethea on August 14,1936, in Owensboro, Kentucky was the last pubic hanging in the state and the United States. Anywhere from 15,000-20,000 people showed up for this event. The media was all over the hanging since the Sheriff of Davies county was a female, even though she did not pull levers. Because of the media coverage and the circus it caused, this was the last hanging.


Age 15

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: topographic or occupational name from Middle English pound(e) ‘enclosure for distrained or stray livestock’, signifying one who lived at or worked at a pound.

English: nickname from Middle English pound(e), powund ‘measure of weight; monetary unit’, perhaps used for a maker of weights.

Probably an Americanized form (translation into English) of German Pfund or the North German cognate Pund .

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

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