Donald Ray Abrams

1919–2000 (Age 81)
Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Donald Ray

When Donald Ray Abrams was born in 1919, his father, Ray V. Abrams, was 30 and his mother, Edith Alida Thompson, was 29. He lived in Joliet, Will, Illinois, United States in 1930. He died on 11 May 2000, at the age of 81, and was buried in Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ray V. Abrams
1889–1935
Edith Alida Thompson
1890–1927
Donald Ray Abrams
1919–2000
Russell Abrams
1925–1994

Parents & Siblings

  • Ray V. Abrams

    Male1889–1935Male

  • Edith Alida Thompson

    Female1890–1927Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 0

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 2

 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. 
1941

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic), Dutch, English, and German: patronymic from a reduced form of the personal name Abraham .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Donald R Abrams in household of Ray V Abrams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Donald Ray Abrams, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
  • Donald R Abrams, "Find A Grave Index"

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