Emily Mae Hanley

10 August 1910–1 December 1983 (Age 73)
Cherokee, Kansas, United States

The Life of Emily Mae

When Emily Mae Hanley was born on 10 August 1910, in Cherokee, Kansas, United States, her father, Walter Hanley, was 22 and her mother, Jenette Jenkins, was 20. She married Leslie Herbert Scovell on 12 February 1949, in Benton, Arkansas, United States. She died on 1 December 1983, in Weir, Cherokee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 73.

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Leslie Herbert Scovell
Emily Mae Hanley
Marriage: 12 February 1949

Spouse and Children

12 February 1949
Benton, Arkansas, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 17

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.

Age 21

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: shortened form of O’Hanley, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hÁinle ‘descendant of Áinle’, a personal name meaning ‘champion’. This is the name of a ruling family in Connacht; it is now common in southern Ireland.2 English: habitational name from any of various places, such as Handley in Cheshire, Derbyshire. Northamptonshire, and Dorset and Hanley in Staffordshire and Worcestershire, all from Old English hēan, the weak dative case (originally used after a preposition and article) of hēah ‘high’+ lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’, or from Handley Farm in Clayhanger, Devon, which is named from Old English hān ‘(boundary) stone’ + lēah.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emily Hanley in household of Joseph Hanley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emily May Hanley in household of Joe Hanley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Hanley, "Kansas County Birth Records, 1885-1911"

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