Joy Samuel Agan

1910–2001 (Age 90)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Joy Samuel

When Joy Samuel Agan was born on 9 October 1910, in Oklahoma, United States, his father, Samuel Sherman Agan, was 41 and his mother, Alice Hastings, was 33. He married Frances Elizabeth Matthews on 27 December 1936, in Custer, Oklahoma, United States. He lived in Arapaho, Custer, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and Arapaho Township, Custer, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 26 June 2001, in Clinton, Custer, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Custer City, Custer, Oklahoma, United States.

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Joy Samuel Agan
Frances Elizabeth Matthews
Marriage: 27 December 1936

Spouse & Children

  • Male1910–2001Male

  • Frances Elizabeth Matthews


27 December 1936
Custer, Oklahoma, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Samuel Sherman Agan


  • Female1876–1951Female



World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 7

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 25

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: probably a variant of Egan .2 Americanized form of Swiss German Eggen .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jay Agan in household of Samuel S Agan, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jay S Agan, "United States Census, 1940"
  • J S Agan, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

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