Kenneth Leroy Cordell

19 September 1920–11 January 2009 (Age 88)
Blaine, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Kenneth Leroy

When Kenneth Leroy Cordell was born on 19 September 1920, in Blaine, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Ottawa Allen Cordell, was 40 and his mother, Ella Mae Albin, was 34. He lived in Watonga, Blaine, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Watonga Township, Blaine, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 11 January 2009, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 88.

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Kenneth Leroy Cordell
1920–2009
Clara Isabel Driever
1920–2017

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World Events (8)

1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 1

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a maker of cord or string or a nickname for an habitual wearer of decorative ties and ribbons, from a diminutive of Old French corde ‘rope’ ( see Cordes ).2 Americanized spelling of German Kardel ( see Kardell ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Kenneth L Cardell in household of O A Cardell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Kenneth Cordell in household of O A Cordell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Kenneth Cordell, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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