Vilda Jessie Tyner

1899–1957 (Age 58)
Silver Lake, Shawnee, Kansas, United States

The Life of Vilda Jessie

When Vilda Jessie Tyner was born on 6 June 1899, in Silver Lake, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, her father, Beecher Monroe Tyner, was 25 and her mother, Mary Lue Annie Gardner, was 23. She had at least 1 daughter with Harry Avera Drake. She lived in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States for about 20 years and Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States in 1940. She died on 31 December 1957, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States.

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Harry Avera Drake
Vilda Jessie Tyner
Vilda "Polly" Lorene Drake

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    Adrian H Tyner


    Morris A Tyner


    Lorenzo O Tyner


World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 2

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 17

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Vilda Tyner in household of B M Tyner, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • Vilda Tyner in household of Beecher N Tyner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Vilda Tyner in household of Beecher Tyner, "United States Census, 1920"

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