Robert James Yowell

Brief Life History of Robert James

When Robert James Yowell was born on 26 December 1892, in Texas, United States, his father, Robert Mason Yowell, was 39 and his mother, Cordelia Cindy Amos, was 25. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Clara Jeanette Moen. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, McLennan, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 20 May 1945, in Waco, Milam, Republic of Texas, at the age of 52, and was buried in Moore Cemetery, McLennan, Texas, United States.

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Robert James Yowell
Clara Jeanette Moen
John Dee Yowell
Clara Marian Yowell
Robert James Yowell
George Edward Yowell Sr

Sources (19)

  • Robb J Yowell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Robert James Yowell - Published information: Census record: birth-name: Robert James Yowell
  • R J Yowell, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1907 · Not for profit elections

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

Name Meaning

variant of Youle (compare Yule ), a nickname from Middle English yole ‘Yule, Christmas’ (Old English geōl, Old Norse jól), a nickname for one born at that time.

variant of Ewell with prosthetic Y-.


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

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