Irene Ellen Apple

Female22 July 1915–22 March 1978

Brief Life History of Irene Ellen

When Irene Ellen Apple was born on 22 July 1915, in Havana, Yell, Arkansas, United States, her father, Eddie Dale Apple, was 31 and her mother, Dollie Coffer, was 29. She married Loy Ray Foster on 5 May 1934, in Yell, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Dardanelle, Yell, Arkansas, United States for about 31 years. She died on 22 March 1978, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Piney Fork Cemetery, Belleville, Yell, Arkansas, United States.

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Loy Ray Foster
Irene Ellen Apple
Marriage: 5 May 1934
Freda Louise Foster
LaWanda Sue Foster

Sources (9)

  • Irene Apple in household of E D Apple, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Irene Apple, "Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939"
  • Irene Heflin, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 May 1934Yell, Arkansas, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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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 17

    Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form (translation into English) of Jewish Appel .

    Americanized form (translation into English) of German and Dutch Appel or German Apfel ‘apple’.

    Americanized form (translation into English) of Estonian Õunapuu ‘apple-tree’, an arbitrary surname given to a peasant family by a manorial official.

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

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