Dennie Gertrude Skelton

27 February 1915–30 August 1975 (Age 60)
Bentley, Atoka, Oklahoma, United States

The Life Summary of Dennie Gertrude

When Dennie Gertrude Skelton was born on 27 February 1915, in Bentley, Atoka, Oklahoma, United States, her father, John Henry Skelton, was 32 and her mother, Johnie C Nixon, was 22. She married Grover Cleveland Young on 19 April 1930, in Atoka, Oklahoma, United States. She died on 30 August 1975, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, at the age of 60.

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Grover Cleveland Young
Dennie Gertrude Skelton
Marriage: 19 April 1930

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  • Marriage
    19 April 1930Atoka, Oklahoma, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 1
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion
    Age 2
    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.
    Age 16
    The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

    Name Meaning

    Northern English: habitational name from places in Cumbria and Yorkshire, originally named with the same elements as Shelton , but with a later change of ‘s’ to ‘sk’ under Scandinavian influence. The surname has also been established in Ireland for four or five centuries.

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

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    Sources (5)

    • Gertrude Skelton, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
    • Gertrude Skelton, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
    • Gertrude Skelton, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"

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