Pearl Gladys Chronister

1898–15 January 1985 (Age 87)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Pearl Gladys

Pearl Gladys Chronister was born in 1898, in Oklahoma, United States as the daughter of John William Chronister. She married Martin Van Buren Baning on 18 October 1914, in Le Flore, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Freedom Township, Polk, Arkansas, United States in 1930 and Center Township, Polk, Arkansas, United States in 1940. She died on 15 January 1985, in Mena, Polk, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Pinecrest Memorial Park, Mena, Polk, Arkansas, United States.

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Martin Van Buren Baning
Pearl Gladys Chronister
Marriage: 18 October 1914
Orville Kenneth Banning
Beryl Banning
Roy Cornelius Banning
Aileen M Banning

Spouse and Children

18 October 1914
Le Flore, Oklahoma, United States


    Orville Kenneth Banning


    Beryl Banning


    Roy Cornelius Banning


    Aileen M Banning


Parents and Siblings

    John William Chronister




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 0

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Age 9

Oklahoma is the 46th state.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 23

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of South German Kronester, a habitational name for someone from Kronast in Bavaria.

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

Sources (3)

  • Glodas Chronester in household of John W Chronister, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Pearl G Chronister in household of John W Chronister, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Gladis P Boning in household of Martin V Boning, "United States Census, 1920"

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