Thomas Byron Lay Ill

21 July 1934–12 October 2003 (Age 69)
Humble Camp, Montgomery, TX

The Life of Thomas Byron Lay

When Thomas Byron Lay Ill was born on 21 July 1934, his father, Thomas Byron Lay Jr., was 27 and his mother, Martha Alice 'Goldie' Brewer, was 24. He lived in Livingston, Polk, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 5, Harris, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 12 October 2003, at the age of 69.

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Thomas Byron Lay Jr.
Martha Alice 'Goldie' Brewer
Thomas Byron Lay Ill
William Harold Lay
Charles Barry Lay

Parents and Siblings




    William Harold Lay


    Charles Barry Lay




World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 1

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 15

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1954 · Right to Serve on Juries

Age 20

In 1954, women finally won the right to serve on juries.

Name Meaning

Perhaps a respelling of German Ihl, a variant of Ihle .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Lay in household of Thomas Lay, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas Byron Or Tom Or Pancho Or T J Lay, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Thomas in entry for Martha Alice or Goldie Lay, "Arizona, Payson, Obituaries, 1948-2008"

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