Charles Julius Ayers (1883 - 1936)

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He was born 03 October 1883 in Manhattan, New York to John Henry Ayres and Louise Esaias. Charles left home as a teenager to become a jockey and rode at Belmont for a short time before being thrown and suffering a back injury. His mother's family disowned Charles for having embarrassed them by becoming a jockey. That estrangement led to a divorce between his parents by 1910, and Charles made his way to Tulsa, Oklahoma where he met and married a lovely widow named Linna Arvilla (Stansberry) Sheddrick. Charles & Linna were married in Tulsa in 1913 and issued two daughters, Linna Louise in 1918, and Elizabeth Maxine in 1920. Charles died 04 December 1936 without ever seeing or knowing his three grandchildren, two girls and a boy. However, the children and grandchildren from his wife Linna's 2nd marriage to William Sheddrick, each had only loving and wonderful memories of Charles Ayers, a man who worked hard, loved his wife and children - loved all children and would give them special candy treats.

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Birth


Manhattan County, New York

Death

Cause of death: Heart problems

Cause of death

Heart problems

Burial / Funeral

at Memorial Park Cemetery,
E. 51st Street & S. Memorial Drive, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma United States

Obituary

Last Known Residence

520 S. 43rd West Avenue, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma United States

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Family

Parent: John Henry Ayres
Parent: Louise Esaias
Siblings: John Henry Ayres Jr and Louise Ayres

Wife: Linna Arvilla Stansberry
Children with Linna: Linna Louise Ayers and Elizabeth Maxine Ayers

Education

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Professions

Horse jockey and oilfield worker

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Middle name

J

Surnames

Ethnicity

Prussian, Jewish, English

Nationality

United States

Religion

Christian

Gender

Male

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1883 - In the year that Charles Julius Ayers was born, on May 24th, the Brooklyn Bridge - one of the oldest bridges in the US - was opened to traffic. Bridge construction began in 1869 and took 14 years to complete.

1899 - When he was 16 years old, the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

1911 - When he was 28 years old, British physicist Ernest Rutherford (born in New Zealand), along with German physicist Hans Geiger, discovered the structure of an atom. He found that atoms had nuclei (a nucleus) and were circled by electrons, much as planets orbit the sun.

1923 - When he was 40 years old, Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

1936 - In the year of Charles Julius Ayers's passing, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

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Tulsa World, December 1936

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