Sylvia Elzada Kelley

1 July 1918–25 June 2010 (Age 91)
Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada, United States

The Life Summary of Sylvia Elzada

When Sylvia Elzada Kelley was born on 1 July 1918, in Panaca, Lincoln, Nevada, United States, her father, Charles Milton Kelley, was 18 and her mother, Ida Loretta Hansen, was 21. She married Harry Milton Pointer on 27 April 1939, in Yakima, Yakima, Washington, United States. She lived in Klamath, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 48 Fairview, Yakima, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 25 June 2010, in Longview, Cowlitz, Washington, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Hudson Cemetery, Columbia, Oregon Territory, United States.

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Sylvia Elzada Kelley
Marriage: 19 July 1947

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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment
Age 1
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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1919 · Seattle General Strike
Age 1
The Seattle general strike was a five day strike in 1919, where around 65,000 workers began striking for higher wages. This happened two years after WWI  wage controls.
1942 · The Japanese American internment
Age 24
Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Irish: Cailleac, a woman in a hood. The calla was generally worn by the old, and hence the term cailleac came to signify an old woman.

Sources (9)

  • Sylvia Poynter in household of Harry M Poynter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Sylvia Kelley, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Sylvia Kelley, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"

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