Lela Skinner

1 February 1907–17 March 1995 (Age 88)
Comanche, Texas, United States

The Life of Lela

When Lela Skinner was born on 1 February 1907, in Comanche, Texas, United States, her father, Kalem Edward Skinner, was 39 and her mother, Amanda Jane Lewis, was 37. She married Martin Van Buren Exum on 14 December 1935, in Comanche, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Comanche, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Littlefield, Lamb, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 17 March 1995, in Lamb, Texas, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Martin Van Buren Exum
Lela Skinner
Marriage: 14 December 1935
Evelyn Exum

Spouse and Children

14 December 1935
Comanche, Oklahoma, United States


    Evelyn Exum


Parents and Siblings

    Kalem Edward Skinner


    Amanda Jane Lewis




    Willie Skinner




    Rufus Edward Skinner


    Lessie Skinner


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 7

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Age 24

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who stripped the hide from animals, to be used in the production of fur garments or to be tanned for leather, from an agent derivative of Middle English skin ‘hide’, ‘pelt’ (Old Norse skinn).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lela Skinner in household of Mrs Amanda Skinner, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lula Skinner in household of Amanda Skinner, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lela Exum in household of Martin V Exum, "United States Census, 1940"

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