Nellie Adel (Oliver) Duckworth (1907 - 2006)

Nellie Adel (Oliver) Duckworth
1907 - 2006
updated February 06, 2019
Nellie Adel (Oliver) Duckworth was born on February 3, 1907 in Eddyville, Kentucky. She was born into the Oliver family and married into the Duckworth family. She was born to Henry Melvin Oliver and Lucinda Lenore (Oliver) Oliver, with siblings Alice, Allen, Otho, and Eurie. Nellie died on February 24, 2006 in Greenville, Texas at 99 years of age.


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Nellie Duckworth was born on in Eddyville, Kentucky United States


Nellie Duckworth died on in Greenville, Hunt County, Texas United States 75401

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at Mount Carmel Cemetery, in Wolfe City, Hunt County, Texas United States 75496


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United States



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Greenville, Hunt County, Texas United States 75401


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Nellie Adel (Oliver) Duckworth Family Tree

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Oct 27, 1879 - Aug 24, 1966
May 11, 1884 - Mar 24, 1913


May 15, 1909 - January 1983
Dec 25, 1902 - November 1988
Feb 5, 1905 - Jul 7, 1970
Apr 6, 1911 - Jul 6, 1994


Oct 27, 1879 - Aug 24, 1966
May 11, 1884 - Mar 24, 1913


Apr 6, 1911 - Jul 6, 1994
May 15, 1909 - January 1983
Feb 5, 1905 - Jul 7, 1970
Dec 25, 1902 - November 1988
Mar 8, 1913 - Dec 18, 2003


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Adel Duckworth, 99 of Greenville, formerly of North Little Rock, Ark. passed away Friday at a local nursing home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday at Peters Funeral Home chapel with Mr. Gordon Grammer officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery. Visitation is at Peters Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m. today.
She was born on Feb. 3, 1907 in Eddyville, Ky, to Melvin and Lucinda Oliver. On Oct. 26, 1927 she married Glenard Duckwoth on Bush, Ill. She was a homemaker and a member of the Southside Church of Christ.
She is survived by her daughter, Peggy White and husband Thurman of Greenville, grandchildren, Lucinda Brooks and husband Marshall of Greenville, James Carter Watts and wife, Cathy, of Pine Bluff, Ark. Kathy Lamm and husband, David, of Greenville, and Lisa Glover and husband, Chuck of Rockwall; great-grandchildren, Aaron Lamm of Greenville, and Brett Glover and Christopher Glover, both of Rockwall; and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Glenard, in March, 1969, daughters Lynda (Wanda) Watts and Evlyn Duckworth; six brothers and one sister.
Granchildren will serve as pallbearers.

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1907 - 2006 World Events

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In 1907, in the year that Nellie Adel (Oliver) Duckworth was born, the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

In 1911, Nellie was only 4 years old when the first use of aircraft as an offensive weapon occurred in the Turkish-Italian War. First used for aerial reconnaissance alone, planes were then used in aerial combat to shoot down recon planes. In World War I, planes and zeppelins evolved for use in bombing.

In 1932, she was 25 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1945, by the time she was 38 years old, on August 15th, Imperial Japan announced its surrender. On September 2nd, a formal agreement of surrender was signed. Japan and nine other states signed the Japanese Instrument of Surrender in Tokyo Bay, calling for the return of all Allied prisoners of war and subordinating the authority of the emperor and the Japanese government to the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers. VJ (Victory in Japan) Day was celebrated in the United States on August 14th and 15th. World War II was over.

In 1982, she was 75 years old when on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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Other Nellie Duckworths

Unknown - Unknown
around 1858 - Dec 27, 1908
Oct 9, 1896 - April 1982
May 14, 1897 - April 1986
Apr 8, 1899 - May 1981
Dec 24, 1921 - May 28, 1993
Mar 20, 1907 - March 1989
Aug 6, 1933 - Feb 29, 2008
Aug 5, 1893 - January 1982
Oct 4, 1900 - February 1981
Dec 28, 1917 - Apr 23, 1999
Feb 27, 1921 - September 1982
Apr 7, 1925 - February 1996
May 25, 1901 - February 1984
May 10, 1909 - Oct 19, 2005
Jul 9, 1916 - July 1983
Mar 3, 1903 - November 1984
Mar 18, 1923 - Oct 5, 1994
Jan 12, 1883 - March 1979

Other Duckworths

Jun 26, 1858 - Jan 10, 1939
Aug 28, 1902 - Mar 6, 1969
Jul 22, 1930 - Unknown
Apr 25, 1928 - Aug 22, 1929
Mar 25, 1885 - Unknown
1747 - Mar 23, 1876
Mar 16, 1832 - Oct 4, 1898
Jul 13, 1837 - Feb 14, 1870
Sep 29, 1839 - May 23, 1883
Mar 1, 1844 - Mar 31, 1875

Other Olivers

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May 15, 1832 - May 23, 1923
Jan 6, 1879 - Unknown
around 1625 - 1694
around 1629 - 1700
Unknown - Unknown
Unknown - Unknown
around 1769 - around 1797
Apr 14, 1700 - Unknown
around 1616 - Apr 12, 1646
Sep 21, 1707 - Unknown
Nov 15, 1702 - Unknown
around 1658 - Unknown

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Jun 26, 1858 - Jan 10, 1939
Aug 11, 1843 - Unknown
Nov 12, 1929 - Unknown
1645 - Aug 2, 1699
Aug 16, 1826 - Oct 8, 1907
Jun 28, 1425 - Sep 18, 1492
1516 - Oct 6, 1541
around 1612 - Unknown
around 1610 - Unknown
around 1614 - Unknown
1708 - 1767
Feb 13, 1585 - Unknown
around 1226 - around 1296
1297 - 1326
1270 - 1297
around 1450 - Unknown
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