Omer Allen Spain

1914–1996 (Age 81)
Thomas, Custer, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Omer Allen

When Omer Allen Spain was born on 25 July 1914, in Thomas, Custer, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Charles Francis Spain, was 37 and his mother, Emma Arizona Allen, was 24. He died on 13 January 1996, in Neosho, Newton, Missouri, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Charles Francis Spain
1877–1933
Emma Arizona Allen
1890–1955
Omer Allen Spain
1914–1996
Donna Elizabeth Spain
1915–1916
Bessie Spain
1919–1919
Earl Harlan Spain
1924–1971

Parents & Siblings

  • Charles Francis Spain

    Male1877–1933Male

  • Female1890–1955Female

siblings

(4)

  • Male1914–1996Male

  • Donna Elizabeth Spain

    Female1915–1916Female

  • Bessie Spain

    Female1919–1919Female

  • Male1924–1971Male

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 3

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English and Irish:1. (of Norman origin): habitational name from Épaignes in Eure, recorded in the Latin form Hispania in the 12th century. It seems to have been so called because it was established by colonists from Spain during the Roman Empire. 2. (of Norman origin): habitational name from Espinay in Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, so called from a collective of Old French espine ‘thorn bush’. 3. ethnic name for a Spaniard or, in the case of the Irish name, for someone returning from Spain (from Gaelic Spainneach ‘Spanish’); many Irish took refuge in Spain during the 17th century wars.

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

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  • Headstone image of Omer Allen Spain from billiongraves.com

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