Wanda Lene Mills

27 August 1927–11 February 2011 (Age 83)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Wanda Lene

When Wanda Lene Mills was born on 27 August 1927, in Oklahoma, United States, her father, Thomas Jackson Mills Sr, was 37 and her mother, Callie Belle Palmer, was 32. She married Clayton C. Reeves on 22 June 1946, in Wewoka, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States. She lived in Wolf Township, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States in 1940 and Carrollton, Denton, Texas, United States in 1976. She died on 11 February 2011, in Carrollton, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Little Cemetery, Little, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Clayton C. Reeves
Wanda Lene Mills
Marriage: 22 June 1946

Spouse and Children

22 June 1946
Wewoka, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Jackson Mills Sr


    Callie Belle Palmer




    Etta Marie Mills



    Thomas Jackson Mills Jr


World Events (8)


Age 2

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.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 2

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 22

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: variant of Mill 1.2 English: either a metronymic form of Mill 2, or a variant of Miles .3 Irish: in Ulster this is the English name, but elsewhere in Ireland it may be a translation of a Gaelic topographic byname, an Mhuilinn ‘of the mill’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wandalene Mills in household of Tom J Mills, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wanda Lene Mills in household of Thomas J Mills, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wandalen Mills, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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