Elvie Pauline Wooten

31 December 1914–30 August 2003 (Age 88)
Konawa, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Elvie Pauline

When Elvie Pauline Wooten was born on 31 December 1914, in Konawa, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Joseph Eugene Wooten, was 35 and her mother, Mattie Kay Jones, was 30. She married Jack Clarence O'Brien in 1938, in San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 1 Clovis, Curry, New Mexico, United States in 1940. She died on 30 August 2003, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States.

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Jack Clarence O'Brien
Elvie Pauline Wooten
Marriage: 1938
Patricia Jerre O'Brien
Michael Jackson O'Brien

Spouse and Children

San Angelo, Tom Green, Texas, United States


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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 3

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.
1940 · Roosevelt County Museum Opens

Age 26

Six years after Eastern New Mexico University opened, the Roosevelt County Museum opened on the campus. The museum exhibits artifacts going back to the time of the early settlers and the Native Americans. It portrays the customs, folklore, technology, and more.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the extremely numerous places named with Old English wudu ‘wood’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’, such as Wootton in Northamptonshire or Oxfordshire, Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire, Wotton in Surrey, and Wotton under Edge in Gloucestershire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elvin Wooten in household of Eugene Wooten, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elvie P O'Brian in household of Jackson C O'Brian, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elvie Wooten in household of Joseph E Wooten, "United States Census, 1930"

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