Sally Viola Seale

19 December 1921–22 August 2009 (Age 87)
Lufkin, Angelina, Texas, United States

The Life of Sally Viola

When Sally Viola Seale was born on 19 December 1921, in Lufkin, Angelina, Texas, United States, her father, Wesley Franklin Seale, was 26 and her mother, Lou Della Guffey, was 20. She married Vance DeVille Etheridge on 17 July 1946, in Keltys, Angelina, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Dallas, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 22 August 2009, in Grapevine, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Vance DeVille Etheridge
Sally Viola Seale
Marriage: 17 July 1946
Nancy Louise Ethridge

Spouse and Children

17 July 1946
Keltys, Angelina, Texas, United States


    Nancy Louise Ethridge


Parents and Siblings

    Wesley Franklin Seale


    Lou Della Guffey




    Ernest Franklin Seale



World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 8

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Seal 1–4; it is also established as a surname in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Viola Seale in household of Blanch Seale, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sally Viola Seale in entry for Nancy Louise Ethridge, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Sally Viola Seale in entry for Robert Sterling Young, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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