Willie Mae Oldham

17 May 1909–4 September 1993 (Age 84)
Vera, Knox, Texas, United States

The Life of Willie Mae

When Willie Mae Oldham was born on 17 May 1909, in Vera, Knox, Texas, United States, her father, Wesley Bee Oldham, was 19 and her mother, Leona Maude Hanks, was 18. She married Joseph Steel on 27 August 1941, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She lived in Justice Precinct 3, Knox, Texas, United States in 1910. She died on 4 September 1993, at the age of 84.

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Marriage: 1951

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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 5

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Age 22

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

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from the place in Lancashire, so named from Middle English ald, old ‘old’+ holm ‘island’, ‘dry land in a fen’, ‘promontory’. 2. topographic name from Old English (e)ald ‘old’ + hamm ‘water meadow’, ‘low-lying land by a river’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Willie M Oldham in household of Wesley B Oldham, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Marie Fontayne, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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