Phyllis Hays

18 September 1927–27 October 1996 (Age 69)
Wyoming, United States

The Life of Phyllis

When Phyllis Hays was born on 18 September 1927, in Wyoming, United States, her father, Aloysius Clark Emerson Hays, was 39 and her mother, Edith R Heard, was 21. She married Arthur C O'connor on 26 December 1943, in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. She lived in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States in 1935 and Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States in 1940. She died on 27 October 1996, in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States, at the age of 69.

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Arthur C O'connor
Phyllis Hays
Marriage: 26 December 1943

Spouse and Children

26 December 1943
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

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World Events (8)


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.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 7

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 20

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

Irish and English: variant spelling of Hayes 1–4.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Phyllis Hays in household of Ben O Shedd, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Phyllis Louise Oconner, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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