Lester M. Kell

21 September 1902–January 1985 (Age 82)
Gibson, Indiana, United States

The Life of Lester M.

When Lester M. Kell was born on 21 September 1902, in Gibson, Indiana, United States, his father, Purnal W Kell, was 24 and his mother, Julia Ann McClure, was 19. He married Jennie Lambert on 15 July 1926, in Kings, New York, United States. He died in January 1985, in Elmont, Hempstead, Nassau, New York, United States, at the age of 82.

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Lester M. Kell
Jennie Lambert
Marriage: 15 July 1926

Spouse and Children


    Jennie Lambert


15 July 1926
Kings, New York, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Purnal W Kell







    Martha M Kell


    George B. Kell


World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 4

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

German:1. from Middle High, Middle Low German kelle ‘trowel’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker or user of such tools. 2. habitational name from any of the places, especially in Rhineland, named Kell, from Middle Low German kel (a field name denoting swampy land), or from kelle ‘steep path’, ‘ravine’ ( see Kelle ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lester M Kell in household of Julia A Kell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lester Kell, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Lester Kell, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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