Lela Mae Law

29 March 1908–9 October 1948 (Age 40)
Davis, Murray, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Lela Mae

When Lela Mae Law was born on 29 March 1908, in Davis, Murray, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Harvey Francis Marion Law, was 18 and her mother, Augusta Bowman, was 17. She married James Newland Gillispie on 22 November 1929, in Harmon, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Snyder, Kiowa, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Mountain Park Township, Kiowa, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 9 October 1948, in Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Pleasanton Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Pleasanton, Alameda, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Newland Gillispie
Lela Mae Law
Marriage: 22 November 1929
Wilma Faye Gillispie
Nona Ruth Gillispie

Spouse and Children

22 November 1929
Harmon, Oklahoma, United States


    Wilma Faye Gillispie


    Nona Ruth Gillispie


Parents and Siblings




    William Arthur Law



    Curtis Law


    Fay Law


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 2

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 11

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English:1. from a Middle English short form of Lawrence . 2. topographic name for someone who lived near a hill, northern Middle English law (from Old English hlāw ‘hill’, ‘burial mound’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lila M Gillispie in household of Jimmie N Gillispie, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lela Law in household of Harvey Law, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lela M Gillispie in household of James N Gillispie, "United States Census, 1940"

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