Yewell Barnett Rolley

8 December 1904–9 June 1995 (Age 90)
Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Yewell Barnett

When Yewell Barnett Rolley was born on 8 December 1904, in Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States, his father, Will Rolley, was 31 and his mother, Dora Ellen Mc Elvain, was 27. He married Nellie Evaline Harkins on 22 September 1928. He died on 9 June 1995, in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States.

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Yewell Barnett Rolley
Nellie Evaline Harkins
Marriage: 22 September 1928

Spouse and Children

22 September 1928

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 8

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): variant spelling of Rowley .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ewell B Rolley in household of William Rolley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Euel B Raleigh in household of Will Raleigh, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Yewell in entry for Dudley C Rolley, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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