Mary Champa

22 September 1915–24 February 1985 (Age 69)
Alderson, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Champa was born on 22 September 1915, in Alderson, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Johann 'John' Ciompa, was 29 and her mother, Helen Nocek, was 19. She married Leon Walker on 17 October 1937. She died on 24 February 1985, in Troy, Madison, Illinois, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Anna, Union, Illinois, United States.

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Leon Walker
Mary Champa
Marriage: 17 October 1937

Spouse and Children

    Leon Walker



17 October 1937

Parents and Siblings

    Johann 'John' Ciompa





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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 2

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.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Slovenian Čampa, a nickname for a lefthanded person, from the dialect word čampa ‘left hand’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Mary Chiompa, "Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936"
  • Mary Champa Walker, "Find A Grave Index"

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