Buford R. Nelms

1910–1998 (Age 87)
Leaf, White, Georgia, United States

The Life of Buford R.

When Buford R. Nelms was born on 23 September 1910, in Leaf, White, Georgia, United States, his father, William Joe Nelms, was 19 and his mother, Flora Brewster, was 19. He lived in District 1441, White, Georgia, United States in 1940 and White, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1998. He died on 3 January 1998, in Habersham, Georgia, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Cleveland, White, Georgia, United States.

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Buford R. Nelms
Lizzie Mae Hicks

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

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 · Women Granted the Right to Vote

Age 12

The 19th Amendment, which allowed women the right to vote, was passed and became federal law on August 26, 1920. Georgia law prevented women from voting until 1922. The amendment wasn’t officially ratified until 1970.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 24

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived near or amid a grove of elm trees, from misdivision of Middle English atten elmes ‘at the elms’ ( see Elm ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Buford R Nelms, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Buphorn Nelms in household of William J Nelms, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Buford R Nelms, "Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998"

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