Elsie May Lavrar

11 August 1915–10 September 1989 (Age 74)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Elsie May

When Elsie May Lavrar was born on 11 August 1915, in Missouri, United States, her father, Claude Allen Lavrar, was 25 and her mother, Myrtle Mae Tandy, was 21. She lived in Spring Valley Township, Cherokee, Kansas, United States in 1920 and Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States in 1930. She died on 10 September 1989, in California, United States, at the age of 74.

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1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 2

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.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 16

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1938 · Electrification of Rural Kansas

Age 23

Power was supplied to rural Kansas, which had been hit hard by the depression, in March 1938. Many farmers could not afford the $5 hookups for electricity. As a result, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act which provided loans to farmers who wanted electricity. Brown County became the first to receive service.

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  • Elsie Lamarr in household of Claude Lamarr, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elsie M Lavrar in household of Claud A Lavrar, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elsie Lavrar, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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