Edna Pearl Gammill

16 November 1919–7 February 2015 (Age 95)
Devol, Cotton, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Edna Pearl

When Edna Pearl Gammill was born on 16 November 1919, in Devol, Cotton, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Oscar Porter Gammill, was 34 and her mother, Cassie Joan Thompson, was 35. She lived in Bryan Township, Cotton, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. She died on 7 February 2015, in Granbury, Hood, Texas, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Randlett, Cotton, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Lafayette "Dub" Frye Jr.
1917–1993
Edna Pearl Gammill
1919–2015

Spouse and Children

    Walter Lafayette "Dub" Frye Jr.

    Male1917–1993Male

    Female1919–2015Female

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siblings

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World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 2

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 25

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 Gamble .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edna Gammill in household of Askine P Gammill, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Edna Gammell in household of Oscar Gammell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edna Gammill Frye, "Find A Grave Index"

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