Mary Kay Wiles

21 April 1919–22 May 1974 (Age 55)
Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Mary Kay

Mary Kay Wiles was born on 21 April 1919, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. She died on 22 May 1974, at the age of 55.

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1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1920

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1944 · Congress Passes the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Project

Age 25

The Flood Control Act of 1944 was passed and would later be called the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. It was named after the authors of the program Lewis A. Pick and William Glenn Sloan. It began as two separate plans but they both had the idea for an irrigation system that would help with the flooding of the Missouri River.

Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a trapper or hunter, in particular someone who caught fish, especially eels, by setting up wicker traps in rivers and estuaries, from Middle English wile ‘trap’, ‘snare’ (late Old English wīl ‘contrivance’, ‘trick’ possibly of Scandinavian origin), or in some cases probably a nickname for a devious person.

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

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