Nellie Bly Waldo

26 December 1893–12 February 1964 (Age 70)
Greenwood, Doddridge, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Nellie Bly

When Nellie Bly Waldo was born on 26 December 1893, in Greenwood, Doddridge, West Virginia, United States, her father, James Woods Waldo, was 33 and her mother, Avie Lillian Sherwood, was 18. She married Lawrence Leslie Gary on 31 July 1919, in West Union, Doddridge, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Bristow, Creek, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 12 February 1964, at the age of 70.

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Lawrence Leslie Gary
Nellie Bly Waldo
Marriage: 31 July 1919
Lillian Imogene Gary
Dora Eileene Gary
Lawrence Leslie Gary Jr
Robert H Gary

Spouse and Children

31 July 1919
West Union, Doddridge, West Virginia, United States


    Lillian Imogene Gary


    Dora Eileene Gary


    Lawrence Leslie Gary Jr


    Robert H Gary


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Age 14

Oklahoma is the 46th state.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Waldie .2 German: habitational name for someone from any of several places in Pomerania and Brandenburg called Waldow.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nellie Gary in household of Lawrence L Gary, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Nellie L Gary in household of Lawrence L Gary, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nillie Waldo in household of James Waldo, "United States Census, 1900"

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