Charles Foy Pearce

25 June 1913–11 July 1974 (Age 61)
Durant, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Charles Foy

When Charles Foy Pearce was born on 25 June 1913, in Durant, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Joseph William Pearce, was 25 and his mother, Ivy Lee Murphree, was 24. He married Alma Gertrude Sawey on 8 July 1931, in Goliad Land District, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 7, Karnes, Texas, United States in 1930. He died on 11 July 1974, in Karnes City, Karnes, Texas, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Choate Cemetery, Choate, Karnes, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Foy Pearce
Alma Gertrude Sawey
Marriage: 8 July 1931
Eva LaNell Pearce
Betty Jean Pearce

Spouse and Children

8 July 1931
Goliad Land District, Texas, United States



    Betty Jean Pearce


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph William Pearce





    Ernest Noble Pearce


    Othear Thomas Pearce



World Events (8)

1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 1

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 4

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.

Age 18

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

Welsh, English, and Irish: variant spelling of Pierce .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Foy Pearce in household of Willie Pearce, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charlie Foy Pearce, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"
  • Foy Pearce, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"

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