Orval Lauren Metheny

21 February 1918–7 December 1994 (Age 76)
Hoxie, Sheridan, Kansas, United States

The Life of Orval Lauren

When Orval Lauren Metheny was born on 21 February 1918, in Hoxie, Sheridan, Kansas, United States, his father, Earl Metheny, was 31 and his mother, Alice Ethel Cunningham, was 17. He lived in Northampton Township, Rooks, Kansas, United States in 1930 and Fairview Township, Rooks, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died on 7 December 1994, in WaKeeney, Trego, Kansas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Palco, Rooks, Kansas, United States.

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Orval Lauren Metheny
Letha L Potter

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 9

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1938 · Electrification of Rural Kansas

Age 20

Power was supplied to rural Kansas, which had been hit hard by the depression, in March 1938. Many farmers could not afford the $5 hookups for electricity. As a result, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act which provided loans to farmers who wanted electricity. Brown County became the first to receive service.

Name Meaning

Variant of Matheny .

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

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  • Lauren Metheny in household of Earl Metheny, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Orval L Metheny in household of Earl Metheny, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lauren Metheny in entry for Letha Metheny, "United States, Obituaries, American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, 1899-2012"

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