Cleve Kelly

1919–1994 (Age 75)
Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Cleve

When Cleve Kelly was born in 1919, in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States, his father, John Lavene Kelly, was 34 and his mother, Gertrude Purvis, was 23. He died on 19 February 1994, in his hometown, at the age of 75, and was buried in Elmwood, Richland, South Carolina, United States.

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John Lavene Kelly
Gertrude Purvis
John Levene Kelly Jr
Woodrow Kelly
Cleve Kelly

Parents and Siblings


    Gertrude Purvis




    John Levene Kelly Jr


    Woodrow Kelly



World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 0

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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