Parkes Valentine Jelley

Brief Life History of Parkes Valentine

When Parkes Valentine Jelley was born on 22 July 1907, in Erie, New York, United States, his father, Frederick H Jelley, was 29 and his mother, Mary Finnegan, was 33. He married Olive Ester Gould on 26 June 1933, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States for about 20 years and Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States in 1950. He died on 2 March 1987, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States.

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Parkes Valentine Jelley
Olive Ester Gould
Marriage: 26 June 1933
Mary Gould Parkes

Sources (15)

  • Roger Parkes, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Parkes Valentine Jelley, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Roger Parkes, "Michigan, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge

The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

English: Anglicized pet form of the personal name Giles . Alternatively, the name may be from a pet form of the Middle English personal name Gelle (see Gell ), itself a pet form of Gerard .

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

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