Yuma Ora Ussery

Brief Life History of Yuma Ora

When Yuma Ora Ussery was born on 20 March 1891, in Valley View, Cooke, Texas, United States, her father, James M Ussery, was 27 and her mother, Mary Frances Edmonston, was 23. She married Henry Grady Gentry on 23 March 1913, in Cordell Township, Washita, Oklahoma, United States. She lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States for about 15 years and Mount Vernon, Black Township, Posey, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 24 December 1946, in Cordell Township, Washita, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Cordell Township, Washita, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Edward Penn
1881–1951
Yuma Ora Ussery
1891–1946
Marriage: 1 March 1934

Sources (10)

  • Y Ora Penn, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Y O Whittington, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
  • Yuma Ora Penn, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Essary . Compare Ursery , Usery , Usrey , and Usry .

History: John Ussery is recorded in New Kent County, VA, in 1684; he died in 1687. Many bearers are recorded in VA in the early 18th century. In NC several Usserys obtained land grants between 1760 and 1770. William Ussery obtained a land grant in SC in 1772.

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

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