Avis Noveline Hayes

26 February 1928–18 November 1977 (Age 49)
Joppa, Cullman, Alabama, United States

The Life of Avis Noveline

When Avis Noveline Hayes was born on 26 February 1928, in Joppa, Cullman, Alabama, United States, her father, Thomas Stephenson Benjamin Hayes, was 49 and her mother, Safronia Ann Kelsoe, was 41. She had at least 1 daughter with Lynell Ervin Wilks. She lived in Election Precinct 21 Joppa (Findley), Cullman, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 18 November 1977, in Cullman, Alabama, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in New Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery, Camp Hill, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States.

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Lynell Ervin Wilks
Avis Noveline Hayes
Janet Wilks

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    Janet Wilks


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    Thomas Stephenson Benjamin Hayes





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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1941 · The Tuskegee Airmen

Age 13

The first African-American military aviators in the U.S. Army Air Corps were known as the Tuskegee Airmen, after the Tuskegee Army Air Field where they trained. The group flew over 15,000 individual sorties during World War II which earned them over 150 Distinguished Flying Crosses.  
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 14

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAodha ‘descendant of Aodh’, a personal name meaning ‘fire’ ( compare McCoy ). In some cases, especially in County Wexford, the surname is of English origin (see below), having been taken to Ireland by the Normans.2 English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Devon and Worcestershire, so called from the plural of Middle English hay ‘enclosure’ ( see Hay 1), or a topographic name from the same word.3 English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Dorset, Greater London (formerly in Kent and Middlesex), and Worcestershire, so called from Old English hǣse ‘brushwood’, or a topographic name from the same word.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alice N Hays in household of Thomas S B Hays, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Avice N Hays in household of Thomas B Hays, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Avis Noveline Hays in entry for Sidney Lynn Presley and Linda Sue Wilks, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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