Cecil Theodore Mayes

24 February 1915–3 December 1969 (Age 54)
Greenleaf, Cherokee, Oklahoma, United States

The Life Summary of Cecil Theodore

When Cecil Theodore Mayes was born on 24 February 1915, in Greenleaf, Cherokee, Oklahoma, United States, his father, David Griffith Mayes, was 47 and his mother, Mary Lavina Rains, was 31. He had at least 1 son with Addie L Mayes. He lived in Comanche, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Elgin, Comanche, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 3 December 1969, in Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Lodi, San Joaquin, California, United States.

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Cecil Theodore Mayes
Addie L Mayes
Wesley Dave Mayes

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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

English: variant of May 1, with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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Sources (10)

  • Cecie Mays in household of Jim M Rains, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cecil T Mayes, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Cecil Theadore Mayes, "Oklahoma, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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