Eppy Leona Kelly

11 November 1896–September 1973 (Age 76)
Marion, Alabama, United States

The Life of Eppy Leona

When Eppy Leona Kelly was born on 11 November 1896, in Marion, Alabama, United States, her father, William Rochester Kelly, was 31 and her mother, Permelia Frances Mann, was 30. She married Grady Woodford Armstrong on 27 March 1921, in Marion, Alabama, United States. She lived in Hamilton, Marion, Alabama, United States for about 10 years and Beat 3, Lee, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. She died in September 1973, in Saltillo, Lee, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 76.

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Grady Woodford Armstrong
Eppy Leona Kelly
Marriage: 27 March 1921

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27 March 1921
Marion, Alabama, United States

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 11

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

Age 21

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallaigh ‘descendant of Ceallach’, an ancient Irish personal name, originally a byname meaning ‘bright-headed’, later understood as ‘frequenting churches’ (Irish ceall). There are several early Irish saints who bore this name. Kelly is now the most common of all Irish family names in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eppie O Kelley in household of William R Kelley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Effie L Kelly in household of William R Kelly, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Effie Armstrong in household of Grady W Armstrong, "United States Census, 1940"

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