Wilma Lois Falley

21 June 1920–13 December 2009 (Age 89)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Wilma Lois

When Wilma Lois Falley was born on 21 June 1920, in Kansas, United States, her father, Winfred Howard Falley, was 24 and her mother, Elsie Irene Wyatt, was 18. She had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with James Harold Godfrey. She died on 13 December 2009, in Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Rochester Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States.

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James Harold Godfrey
Wilma Lois Falley
Donald Lee Godfrey
Galen Eugene Godfrey
Beverly Jean Godfrey
James Darold Godfrey

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World Events (8)

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.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 7

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
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

English1. habitational name from any of the minor places in Wiltshire, Warwickshire, and other counties called (The) Folly, usually from Middle English folie in the sense ‘folly’, ‘foolish enterprise’, but otherwise from Old French feuillie ‘leafy bower or shelter’, later ‘clump of trees’. In some cases, the name may be topographic. 2. nickname for an eccentric or foolish person, from Old French folie ‘foolishness’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Wilma Falley in household of W H Falley, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • Wilma L Falley in household of Winfred H Falley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wilma Falley Godfrey in entry for Donald Lee Godfrey, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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