Verlie Rose Prunty

18 July 1914–13 August 2009 (Age 95)
Denver, Colorado, United States

The Life of Verlie Rose

When Verlie Rose Prunty was born on 18 July 1914, in Denver, Colorado, United States, her father, Abraham Edward "Abe" Prunty, was 24 and her mother, Minerva "Minnie" Bortorff or Bowden?, was 24. She had at least 1 son with Winfield Craig Betts. She died on 13 August 2009, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Non Cemetery, Non, Hughes, Oklahoma, United States.

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Winfield Craig Betts
Verlie Rose Prunty
Dr George Thomas Betts

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World Events (8)

1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 3

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 4

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 27

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. 

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Proinntigh ‘descendant of Proinnteach’, a personal name, originally a byname denoting a generous person, literally ‘banqueting hall’, from proinn ‘banquet’ (from Latin prandium ‘meal’) + teach ‘house’, ‘hall’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Verrie R Prunty in household of Abe E Prunty, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Verlie R Prunty in household of Abe E Prunty, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Verlie Prunty in household of Abe Prunty, "United States Census, 1920"

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