Lola Gertrude Exley

Brief Life History of Lola Gertrude

When Lola Gertrude Exley was born on 24 September 1884, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Cornelius Exley, was 27 and her mother, Laura Bell Dodd, was 18. She married Thomas Blaine Yargar on 7 February 1905, in Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Oblong, Crawford, Illinois, United States for about 20 years and Stoy, Crawford, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 18 September 1974, in Rogers, Benton, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Oblong, Crawford, Illinois, United States.

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Thomas Blaine Yargar
Lola Gertrude Exley
Marriage: 7 February 1905
Lenis Cornelia Yarger
Laura Catherine Yargar
Jean Yargar

Sources (8)

  • Gertrude Yargar in household of Thomas B Yargar, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gertrude Yargar, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • L Gertrude Yargar in household of Thomas B Yargar, "United States Census, 1910"

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Historical Boundaries: 1889: Crawford, Illinois, United States

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Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from Exley in Southowram (Yorkshire), from British eglēs ‘Romano-British Christian church’ (from Latin ecclesia, Greek ekklēsia ‘gathering, assembly’) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’. Compare Eccles .

Americanized form of South German Oechsle .

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

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