Lorena Bell Crabtree

Brief Life History of Lorena Bell

When Lorena Bell Crabtree was born on 24 February 1896, in Arkansas, United States, her father, Isaac Thomas Crabtree, was 41 and her mother, Almira Jane Crabtree, was 39. She married Charles Benjamin "Charley" Barkley on 10 July 1915, in McCurtain, Haskell, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Diamond Township, Haskell, Oklahoma, United States in 1940 and McCurtain, Haskell, Oklahoma, United States in 1950. She died on 13 April 1979, in Stigler, Haskell, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Miners Cemetery, McCurtain, Haskell, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Benjamin "Charley" Barkley
1894–1990
Lorena Bell Crabtree
1896–1979
Marriage: 10 July 1915
William Othel Barkley
1916–1988
Harold Thomas Barkley
1919–2012
Hazel Lee Barkley
1922–2012
Marvin Edward Barkley
1925–1944
Vivian Barkley
1928–2002

Sources (12)

  • Lorena Bell Barkley, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Lorena Crabtree, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Lorena B Crabtree Barkley, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): habitational name from a lost place in Sowerbyshire, Yorkshire named Crabtree, named from Middle English crabbetre ‘crab-apple tree’. In some instances possibly a topographic name for someone who lived by a crab-apple tree.

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

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