Nora Opal Poynter

Fannin, Texas, United States

The Life of Nora Opal

When Nora Opal Poynter was born in 1889, in Fannin, Texas, United States, her father, John B Poynter, was 23 and her mother, Pink Sharp, was 18. She lived in Muscogee Creek Nation, Indian Territory, United States in 1900 and Okemah, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, United States in 1910.

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John B Poynter
Pink Sharp
James Lee Poynter
Nora Opal Poynter
Lorenzo Dow Poynter

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 5

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Age 31

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Pointer .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Nora O Pointer in household of John B Pointer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nora O Poynter in household of John B Poynter, "United States Census, 1910"

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