Emma Jean Yoakum

Brief Life History of Emma Jean

When Emma Jean Yoakum was born on 14 December 1924, in Rosedale, McClain, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Martin Miller Yoakum, was 25 and her mother, Ida Belle Jaye, was 26. She married Denny Lea O'Hara on 7 June 1946, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States. She lived in McClain, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 1 Alamogordo, Otero, New Mexico, United States in 1950. She died on 7 March 2001, in Alamogordo, Otero, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Monte Vista Cemetery, Alamogordo, Otero, New Mexico, United States.

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Denny Lea O'Hara
Emma Jean Yoakum
Marriage: 7 June 1946

Sources (8)

  • Jean O'Hara, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Jean Yoakum, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Emma Jean O'Hara, "Find A Grave Index"

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Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1930 · Carlsbad Caverns Established

Carlsbad Caverns in Carlsbad, New Mexico, became a National Park on May 14, 1930. Tourists can explore the caverns through guided and self-guided tours. In the 1960's, an amphitheater opened and started where tourists can sit and watch as the bats exit the cave for the night. The only part of the caverns that is off limits to tourists is where the bats come out.

1945 · Peace in a Post War World

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Jochem or Joachim . This surname is also found among African Americans. Compare Yoachum , Yoakam , Yocum , Yokem , and Yokum .

History: The majority of the Yoakums trace their origin to Johann Matthäus Yoakum or Jochem (possibly Joachim), born c. 1698 in Germany, died 1783 in KY or VA. His descendants bear various forms of the surname, including Yoachum, Yocom, Yocum, Yokem, Yokom, and Yokum. However, several of these (and of other possible) forms are also borne by the descendants of various other immigrants from Germany.

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

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