Verna Mabel "Fern" Bolen

Female1 June 1900–6 January 1985

Brief Life History of Verna Mabel "Fern"

When Verna Mabel "Fern" Bolen was born on 1 June 1900, in Cape Fair, Stone, Missouri, United States, her father, Thomas Jefferson Bolen, was 29 and her mother, Mary Drucilla Flannery, was 29. She married Carl Dewey Collingsworth Sr on 5 September 1922, in Lawrence, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Southwest City, McDonald, Missouri, United States in 1930 and Prairie Township, McDonald, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 6 January 1985, in Gravette Medical Center, Benton, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Neosho Township, Newton, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Carl Dewey Collingsworth Sr
Verna Mabel "Fern" Bolen
Marriage: 5 September 1922
Carl Dewey Collingsworth
Harold Vaughan Collingsworth
William Joe "Billy" Collingsworth

Sources (35)

  • Verna Collingsworth in household of Carl Collingsworth, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Verna Collingsworth, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Verna Mable Bolen Perkins, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 September 1922Lawrence, Missouri, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 1

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

    Age 4

    Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 23

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    Swedish (Bolén): ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element (possibly from bo ‘farm’; compare Bolin ) + the adjectival suffix -én, a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’.

    German: variant of Bohlen .

    English: variant of Bullen . This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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