Mary Frances Dial

Female7 June 1930–November 1983

Brief Life History of Mary Frances

When Mary Frances Dial was born on 7 June 1930, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, her father, Caleb Franklin Dial, was 31 and her mother, Phoebe Caroline Trude, was 30. She married Felix George Raska in November 1955. She lived in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died in November 1983, at the age of 53.

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Family Time Line

Felix George Raska
Mary Frances Dial
Marriage: November 1955

Sources (2)

  • Mary F Dial in household of Caleb Franklin Dial, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Frances Dial, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    November 1955
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

    Age 11

    Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 

    1945 · Peace in a Post War World

    Age 15

    The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Dalziel , representing the usual pronunciation of this name in Scotland.

    Perhaps also an altered form of Irish Dyal , itself an altered form of Doyle .

    Indian: Anglicized form of Dayal . It is also found in South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana.

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

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