Lennie Jewel Epps

Female10 November 1907–14 April 1999

Brief Life History of Lennie Jewel

When Lennie Jewel Epps was born on 10 November 1907, in Oklahoma, United States, her father, William M. Epps, was 41 and her mother, Mary Belle Swift, was 31. She married James M. Thomas on 6 January 1926, in Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States. She lived in Scipio, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and Bucklucksy Township, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 14 April 1999, at the age of 91, and was buried in Oak Hill Memorial Park, McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States.

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James M. Thomas
Lennie Jewel Epps
Marriage: 6 January 1926

Sources (7)

  • Linnie Thomas in household of Jim M Thomas, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Linnia Epps, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Lennie J Thomas, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 January 1926Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

    Age 1

    Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

    1910 · State Capital Moves to Oklahoma City

    Age 3

    The state capital of Oklahoma moved from Guthrie to Oklahoma City on June 10, 1910. 


    Age 24

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

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English (h)apse, (h)aspe ‘aspen tree, white poplar’ (Old English æpse, æspe). Generally, this was a topographic name for someone who lived by an aspen tree or a habitational name from a place called with this word, for example Apps in Surrey, Apse Manor on the Isle of Wight, or The Asps in Warwickshire.

    English: perhaps from the Middle English personal name Eppe, a possible survival of Old English Eoppa, or its female counterpart Eoppe (Latinized in post-Conquest records as Eppa), probably from a stem eorp- ‘red’. Alternatively, Eppe may derive from Old Norse Øpi, perhaps from the stem øp- found in the verb øpa ‘to cry out, shriek’.

    American shortened form of Van Epps , a surname of Dutch origin.

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

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