Sonia Faye O'Riley

Female17 March 1939–3 May 1966

Brief Life History of Sonia Faye

When Sonia Faye O'Riley was born on 17 March 1939, in New Richland, Waseca, Minnesota, United States, her father, Kenneth Howard O'Riley, was 18 and her mother, LaVonna Ellain Engel, was 17. She died on 3 May 1966, in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States, at the age of 27.

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Kenneth Howard O'Riley
LaVonna Ellain Engel
Sonia Faye O'Riley

Sources (1)

  • Lavonna Engel in entry for Sonia Faye Burns, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

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Siblings (1)

World Events (3)


Age 2

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

1941 · The Four Freedoms

Age 2

President Roosevelt spoke in front of Congress and gave a speech on what Freedoms everyone should be granted. First being the Freedom of Speech. Second, the freedom of Religion, Third, The Freedom from Want, and Fourth, the Freedom from Fear. Being a big deal, FDR didn't just say that all people should have these freedoms because Americans already expected these freedoms.

1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 10

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Eamonn.

Irish: variant of O'Reilly .

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

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