Nellie Pearl Stanley

26 July 1890–
Greene Township, Iowa, Iowa, United States

The Life of Nellie Pearl

When Nellie Pearl Stanley was born on 26 July 1890, in Greene Township, Iowa, Iowa, United States, her father, George Aiken Stanley, was 29 and her mother, Naomi Jane Richards, was 31. She married Arthur William Curry on 24 December 1908, in Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States for about 15 years.

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Family Time Line

Arthur William Curry
1888–1916
Nellie Pearl Stanley
1890–
Marriage: 24 December 1908
Fern Neoma Curry
1908–
Orville William Curry
1910–1989
Velda Marie Curry
1912–1913

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 December 1908
Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States
children

(3)

    Fern Neoma Curry

    Female1908–Female

    Orville William Curry

    Male1910–1989Male

    Velda Marie Curry

    Female1912–1913Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 23

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1922 · Oldest radio station west of the Mississippi

Age 32

The Karlowa Radio Corporation, in Davenport, was issued a new license for broadcasting and with it they were randomly assigned call letters of WOC. The small studio was the first to reach the Iowa area and was identified as one of 21 stations that were desirable because of coverage area and performance. In September 1927, WOC became a member of the new NBC radio network and still is today. In 1932, Ronald Reagan got his first broadcasting job at WOC as a sportscaster and he returned in 1988 after his presidency tour. WOC is the oldest surviving broadcasting station in the middle Mississippi Valley and was the first to keep logs on their electrical consumption and their on-air programming.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the various places, for example in Derbyshire, County Durham, Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, and West Yorkshire, so named from Old English stān ‘stone’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.2 Americanized form of any of various like-sounding names in other European languages, for example Polish Stanislawski and Greek Anastasiou.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nellie F McPike, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Peal N McPike in household of Filmore McPike, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nellie Curry in household of Arthur Curry, "United States Census, 1910"

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