Sarah Elda Jones

Female18 November 1910–8 July 2006

Brief Life History of Sarah Elda

When Sarah Elda Jones was born on 18 November 1910, in Oklahoma, United States, her father, William Green Jones, was 41 and her mother, Lena Dell Highfill, was 26. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Charles Melvin Gammill. She died on 8 July 2006, in Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Springfield, Greene, Missouri, United States.

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Charles Melvin Gammill
Sarah Elda Jones
Harold Lee Gammill
Louise Alma Gammill
Shirley Jeanne Gammill

Sources (4)

  • Elda Gammill in household of Melvin Gammill, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sarah Elda Jones Boryczka, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Elda Gammill in entry for Charles Melvin Gammill, "Missouri, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 7

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 25

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) (see John ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. It began to be adopted as a non-hereditary surname in some parts of Wales from the 16th century onward, but did not become a widespread hereditary surname there until the 18th and 19th centuries. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. It is (including in the sense 2 below) the fifth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

English: habitational or occupational name for someone who lived or worked ‘at John's (house)’.

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

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