Flora May Worley

Brief Life History of Flora May

When Flora May Worley was born on 1 July 1919, in Coushatta, Red River, Louisiana, United States, her father, Frank Wallace Worley, was 22 and her mother, Gladys M Mathews, was 20. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Leo Luther McVay. She lived in El Monte Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1950. She died on 23 January 1996, in Bastrop, Morehouse, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Bastrop, Morehouse, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leo Luther McVay
Flora May Worley
Roy Eugene McVay
Betty Mae McVay
James Leo McVay

Sources (12)

  • Flora McVay, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Flora May McVay, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Flora Mae Worley in entry for Roy Eugene Mcvay and Barbara Elaine Krieger, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

World Events (8)


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning


habitational name with different origins. In the West Midlands this surname is most probably derived from Great or Little Wyrley in Norton Canes (Staffordshire). The placenames derive from Old English wīr ‘bog myrtle’ + lēah ‘wood, woodland clearing’. In the East Midlands, the name is possibly from Worlick in Ramsey (Huntingdonshire), the etymology of the which is uncertain. In northern England, possibly from Whirley in Over Alderley (Cheshire), which has the same etymology as the Staffordshire names. There may also be a further unlocated source of this habitational name in southern England.

possibly an irregular variant of Wortley or Warley .

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

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