Oran Meeks

3 December 1900–17 July 1979 (Age 78)
Ellis, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Oran

When Oran Meeks was born on 3 December 1900, in Ellis, Texas, United States, his father, Charles William Meeks, was 33 and his mother, Dora Lee Devan, was 27. He lived in Bronx, New York, United States in 1935 and The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States in 1940. He died on 17 July 1979, in Milltown, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in East Brunswick, Middlesex, New Jersey, United States.

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
Age 1
President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World
Age 13
At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 23
Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English (Cambridgeshire): variant of Meek , with post-medieval excrescent -s. Compare Mix .Dutch: patronymic from Meek 3.History: Thomas Meeks (born c. 1624 in London) emigrated to New Haven, CT, in or before 1643. In 17th-century New Haven this surname was also spelled Meekes, Mix, and Mixx.

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

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Sources (6)

  • Oran Meeks, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oran Meeks in household of Henry E Roberts, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Oran Meeks, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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