Estella Irene Langston (REESE)

1 May 1927–16 January 1974 (Age 46)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Estella Irene

When Estella Irene Langston (REESE) was born on 1 May 1927, in Oklahoma, United States, her father, John Franklin REESE, was 31 and her mother, Zelpha Mae Tullos, was 22. She lived in Marshall, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. She died on 16 January 1974, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 46.

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Family Time Line

John Franklin REESE
Zelpha Mae Tullos
Margaret REESE
Estella Irene Langston (REESE)
Gene Leroy Reese

Parents and Siblings



World Events (3)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Age 4

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 14

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 

Name Meaning

English (mainly West Midlands): habitational name from any of various places, for example Langstone in Devon and Hampshire, named with Old English lang ‘long’, ‘tall’ + stān ‘stone’, i.e. a menhir.

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

Sources (3)

  • Stellia Dyke in household of John F Reese, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Estella Irene Langston, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Estella I Langston, "Texas Death Index, 1964-1998"

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