Wanda Cavender

2 November 1927–14 March 2009 (Age 81)
Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Wanda

When Wanda Cavender was born on 2 November 1927, in Texas, United States, her father, Carl Cavender, was 25 and her mother, Ruby Tucker, was 19. She married Dwight Mobly Voorhies on 13 May 1949. She died on 14 March 2009, in her hometown, at the age of 81, and was buried in Lancaster, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dwight Mobly Voorhies
Wanda Cavender
Marriage: 13 May 1949

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World Events (8)

Age 2
13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives
Age 2
Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought
Age 22
One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

Name Meaning

English altered form of Irish Kavanagh .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Wanda Jean Cavender Voorhies, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Wanda Cavender - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Wanda Cavender

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