Ruth Ella Fay Tirey

2 July 1929–10 February 2005 (Age 75)
Bessie, Washita, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Ruth Ella Fay

When Ruth Ella Fay Tirey was born on 2 July 1929, in Bessie, Washita, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Audy Arthur Tirey, was 26 and her mother, Lorena May Wilburn, was 22. She married Joe Douglas Vanzant on 19 June 1946, in Martinez, Contra Costa, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Mangum, Greer, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 2, Grayson, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 10 February 2005, in Cedar Hills, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Joe Douglas Vanzant
Ruth Ella Fay Tirey
Marriage: 19 June 1946
Douglas Lee Vanzant
Audy John Vanzant

Spouse and Children

19 June 1946
Martinez, Contra Costa, California, United States


Parents and Siblings




    Frances Irene Tirey


    Doris Tirey



    Mary Lou Tirey


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World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Age 2

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, the Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 20

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: probably a variant of Scottish Tyree .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ella F Tirey in household of Audie Tirey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Faye Tirey in household of Andy Tirey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fay Or Foy Tirey, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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