Lillian Virginnia Hays

8 July 1928–28 November 2011 (Age 83)
Wewoka, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Lillian Virginnia

When Lillian Virginnia Hays was born on 8 July 1928, in Wewoka, Seminole, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Walter Parker Hays, was 20 and her mother, Lee Ila Ira Della Layton, was 20. She married Doyle Raymond Pettis on 30 August 1946, in Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Logan Township, Blaine, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Alfalfa Township, Blaine, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 28 November 2011, in Howe, Le Flore, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Doyle Raymond Pettis
Lillian Virginnia Hays
Marriage: 30 August 1946
Sonja Ann Pettis
Hattie Lee Ila Pettis
Raymond Dean Pettis

Spouse and Children

30 August 1946
Kansas, United States


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 13

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 

Age 22

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

Irish and English: variant spelling of Hayes 1–4.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Lillian V Hays in household of Walter P Hays, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virginia Hays, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"
  • Virginia Hays, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"

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