Oscar M. Yankey

27 November 1914–20 May 1996 (Age 81)
Pettus, Bee, Texas, United States

The Life of Oscar M.

When Oscar M. Yankey was born on 27 November 1914, in Pettus, Bee, Texas, United States, his father, Wilber Mason Yankey, was 34 and his mother, Cora Belle Rice, was 27. He married Elizabeth J Betty Finnegan on 2 October 1940, in Clark, Washington, United States. He lived in Lander, Fremont, Wyoming, United States for about 15 years and La Center, Clark, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 20 May 1996, in Clark, Washington, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Ridgefield, Clark, Washington, United States.

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Oscar M. Yankey
Elizabeth J Betty Finnegan
Marriage: 2 October 1940

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth J Betty Finnegan


2 October 1940
Clark, Washington, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Wilber Mason Yankey


    Cora Belle Rice




    Edna Yankey


    Etha Ozella Yankey


    Viola Christine Yankey




+5 More Children

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.
1916 · Boeing Aircraft

Age 2

The Boeing Aircraft was named and created by William Boeing. The first two planes were Bluebill and Mallard and the first flight was July 15, 1916. Boeing aircrafts made their debut during WWI. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Dutch or North German Janke , Jahnke , or Jenke .

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

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Oscar M Yankey Obit

OSCAR M. YANKEY Oregonian, The (Portland, OR) | 23 May 1996 A memorial Mass will be at 9 a.m. Friday, May 24, 1996, in St. John Catholic Church in Vancouver, Wash., for Oscar M. Yankey, who died May …

Sources (3)

  • Oscar Yankey in household of Walter Schoene, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oscar Yankey in household of Wilbur Yankey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oscar M Yankey in household of Wilbur M Yankey, "United States Census, 1920"

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