Jewell Norman Wallace

18 December 1911–23 May 1985 (Age 73)
Casa, Perry, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Jewell Norman

When Jewell Norman Wallace was born on 18 December 1911, in Casa, Perry, Arkansas, United States, his father, John Jarrett Wallace, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Dilbeck, was 36. He married Nell Louise Selby on 23 June 1934, in Caruthersville, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1935 and Independence Township, Dunklin, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 23 May 1985, in Fortville, Hancock, Indiana, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Anderson, Madison, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jewell Norman Wallace
Nell Louise Selby
Marriage: 23 June 1934
Shirly Joy Wallace

Spouse and Children

23 June 1934
Caruthersville, Pemiscot, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Cynthia Evelyn Wallace


    Bessie Lou Wallace


    Nora Anna Wallace


    Claud Thadius Wallace



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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 11

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.

Age 20

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: from Anglo-Norman French waleis ‘Welsh’ (from a Germanic cognate of Old English wealh ‘foreign’), hence an ethnic name for a Welsh speaker. In some cases this clearly denoted an incomer to Scotland from Wales or the Welsh Marches, but it may also have denoted a Welsh-speaking Scot: in western Scotland around Glasgow, the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons survived well into the Middle Ages.2 Jewish: this surname has been adopted in the 19th and 20th centuries as an Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish surnames, e.g. Wallach .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jewel Wallace in household of Jno J Wallace, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jewell N Wallace, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jerrel Wallace in household of John J Wallace, "United States Census, 1920"

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