Hettie Mae Ragsdale

31 March 1905–4 April 1986 (Age 81)
Sallisaw, Sequoyah, Oklahoma, United States

The Life Summary of Hettie Mae

When Hettie Mae Ragsdale was born on 31 March 1905, in Sallisaw, Sequoyah, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Thomas James Ragsdale, was 24 and her mother, Clara Lee Barnes, was 17. She married Jake Lelbern Potts on 4 August 1924, in Arkansas, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Sadie, Sequoyah, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. She died on 4 April 1986, at the age of 81, and was buried in Sumner Cemetery, Jacksonville, Pulaski, Arkansas, United States.

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Jake Lelbern Potts
Hettie Mae Ragsdale
Marriage: 4 August 1924
Johnnie William Potts
Raymond Wayne Potts

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels
Age 1
The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
Age 2
Oklahoma is the 46th state.
Age 22
Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

Apparently an English habitational name from Ragdale in Leicestershire, which is probably named from Old English hraca ‘gully’, ‘narrow pass’ + dæl ‘valley’, ‘dale’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Bettie Ragsdale in household of Thomas Ragsdale, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hettie Potts in entry for Reverend Albert Abner Ragsdale, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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