Floyd D Gaines

22 October 1912–24 February 1974 (Age 61)
Narcissa, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Floyd D

When Floyd D Gaines was born on 22 October 1912, in Narcissa, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Walter Abney Gaines, was 30 and his mother, Lillian May "Lillie" Baker, was 23. He lived in Narcissa Township, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 24 February 1974, at the age of 61, and was buried in Inglewood, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Abney Gaines
1882–1948
Lillian May "Lillie" Baker
1888–1970
Raymond Wayne Gaines
1909–1947
Floyd D Gaines
1912–1974
Ernest E Gaines
1914–1988

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 5

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.
1929

Age 17

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): nickname for a crafty or ingenious person, from a reduced form of Old French engaine ‘ingenuity’, ‘trickery’ (Latin ingenium ‘native wit’). The word was also used in a concrete sense of a stratagem or device, particularly a trap.2 This surname has also assimilated reduced variants of Welsh Gurganus .

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

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  • Floyd Gaines in household of Walter Gaines, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Floyd Gaines in household of Walter Gaines, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Floyd Gaines in household of Walter Gaines, "United States Census, 1920"

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