Gracie Lavenia Lasly

1932–2007 (Age 75)
Moody, McLennan, Texas, United States

The Life of Gracie Lavenia

When Gracie Lavenia Lasly was born on 15 March 1932, in Moody, McLennan, Texas, United States, her father, Hershel Curtis Lasly, was 23 and her mother, Lucille Lasly, was 21. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, McLennan, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 7 July 2007, in McLennan, Texas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Moody Cemetery, Moody, McLennan, Texas, United States.

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Gracie Lavenia Lasly
James Bertram Vandiver Sr.

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Mary Oneita Lasly


  • Female1932–2007Female

  • Delores LaRae Lasly


World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 17

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1954 · Right to Serve on Juries

Age 22

In 1954, women finally won the right to serve on juries.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: reduced form of Mullally .2 French (L’Ally): habitational name for someone who came from either of two places called Ally.3 French: variant of Laly, a habitational name from a place so named.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lavenia Lasly in household of Herchel Lasly, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lesley, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Lavenia Or Vandiver Beans, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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