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, in October, over a 3 week period, the New York stock exchange fell almost 50% from the previous year's high mark. Public panic ensued and there were runs on banks since the U.S. was in the middle of a recession. J.P. Morgan offered his own fortune to back the banks and he was followed by other financiers. This temporarily shored up the banking system, stopping the immediate panic. All of this led to the creation of the Federal Reserve.

In 1915, she was just 8 years old when in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

In 1947, by the time she was 40 years old, on April 15th, Jackie Robinson joined the Brooklyn Dodgers, playing first base. He was the first black man to play in the Major Leagues. Since the 1880's, professional baseball had been segregated and blacks played in the "Negro leagues". He went on to play for 10 years.

In 1967, Nellie was 60 years old when on November 7th, President Johnson signed legislation passed by Congress that created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), which would later become PBS and NPR. The legislation required CPB to operate with a "strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature".

In 1979, when she was 72 years old, on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

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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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