Clara Mae Monday

14 May 1920–2 January 1994 (Age 73)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Clara Mae

When Clara Mae Monday was born on 14 May 1920, in Oklahoma, United States, her father, Ollie Farris Monday, was 22 and her mother, Fannie Epperly, was 16. She died on 2 January 1994, in Allen, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Ollie Farris Monday
1897–1987
Fannie Epperly
1903–1970
Clara Mae Monday
1920–1994

Parents and Siblings

    Ollie Farris Monday

    Male1897–1987Male

    Female1903–1970Female

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World Events (8)

1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 1

 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. 
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1941

Age 21

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Old Norse personal name Mundi, a short form of the various compound names containing the element mundr ‘protection’.2 English: nickname for someone who had a particular association with this day of the week (Old English mōnandæg ‘day of the moon’), normally because he owed feudal service then. It was considered lucky to be born on a Monday.3 Irish (Ulster): quasitranslation of Mac Giolla Eoin ‘son of the servant of Eoin’, by confusion of the last part of the name with Irish Luain ‘Monday’.

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

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