Laura Verbal Kays

24 March 1922–8 November 1998 (Age 76)
Mayes, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Laura Verbal

When Laura Verbal Kays was born on 24 March 1922, in Mayes, Oklahoma, United States, her father, James Oliver Kays, was 49 and her mother, Mary Leora Wattenbarger, was 45. She married Nord Rufus Sailors in April 0004, in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States. She lived in Hogan Township, Mayes, Oklahoma, United States in 1940 and Odessa, Ukraine in 1998. She died on 8 November 1998, in Odessa, Ector, Texas, United States, at the age of 76.

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Nord Rufus Sailors
1910–1978
Laura Verbal Kays
1922–1998

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World Events (8)

1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 7

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.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 19

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 
1943 · Oklahoma is Home to Thousands of POW's

Age 21

Oklahoma was home to 22,000 German and Italian prisoners of war. The prisoners were sent to work on farms and ranches to continue the production work as many American men were off at war. 

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Kay .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Laura Kays in household of James Kays, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laura V Kays in household of James O Kays, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Laura Verbal Sailors, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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