Edgar Granville Stokes

24 May 1897–25 February 1972 (Age 74)
Delight, Pike, Arkansas, United States

The Life Summary of Edgar Granville

When Edgar Granville Stokes was born on 24 May 1897, in Delight, Pike, Arkansas, United States, his father, Dr. Bailis S. Stokes, was 27 and his mother, Sarah H. Tarpley, was 19. He married Virginia Rebecca Poston on 9 December 1923, in Shelby, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Thompson Township, Pike, Arkansas, United States in 1900 and Wolf Creek Township, Pike, Arkansas, United States in 1910. He died on 25 February 1972, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edgar Granville Stokes
1897–1972
Virginia Rebecca Poston
1905–1990
Marriage: 9 December 1923

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 December 1923Shelby, Tennessee, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (2)

    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 1
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice
    Age 7
    Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
    1917
    Age 20
    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    Name Meaning

    English (Staffordshire and Warwickshire): variant of Stoke with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s. This name has been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Stoke
    Stoakes
    Stukes

    Sources (6)

    • Edgar G Stokes, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Edgar G Stokes, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
    • Edgar G Stokes in household of Bails T Stokes, "United States Census, 1910"

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