Mary Louise Wyly

1920–2015 (Age 95)
Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Mary Louise

When Mary Louise Wyly was born in 1920, in Oklahoma, United States, her father, James Robert " Rob" Wyly, was 22 and her mother, Pauline Copple, was 21. She lived in Township 8, Craig, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. She died in 2015, at the age of 95.

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Family Time Line

James Robert " Rob" Wyly
1898–1983
Pauline Copple
1899–1997
Mary Louise Wyly
1920–2015

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World Events (8)

1920

Age 0

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 1

 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. 
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 25

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: variant of Wiley or Wylie .

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

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  • Mary L Wyly in household of James R Wyly, "United States Census, 1920"

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