Lola May Gammon

Brief Life History of Lola May

When Lola May Gammon was born on 8 February 1879, in Siloam, Greenup, Kentucky, United States, her father, Joshua Madison Gammon, was 39 and her mother, Louisa Kendall, was 33. She married Edwin Ruthvin Wilson on 11 November 1906. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Garvin, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and Lowrance Township, Murray, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. She died on 16 May 1966, at the age of 87.

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Edwin Ruthvin Wilson
Lola May Gammon
Marriage: 11 November 1906
Ella Louise Wilson
Marguerite Wilson
William Penn Wilson
Irma Ione Wilson
Raymond Earl Wilson
Milton Edwin Wilson

Sources (7)

  • Lola M Wilson in household of Edwin R Wilson, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lola M Gammon, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Lola M Gammon in entry for Irma Ione Burckhalter, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.


The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889

1902 · So Much Farm Land

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning


nickname from a diminutive (‘little leg’) of gamb, the Norman form of jambe ‘leg’; mb would be assimilated to mm, hence Gammon. Compare French Gambet, Gambin, Gambon.

variant of Game .

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

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