Nellie Mae Paul

5 July 1919–25 November 1985 (Age 66)
Albany, Benton, Oregon, United States

The Life of Nellie Mae

When Nellie Mae Paul was born on 5 July 1919, in Albany, Benton, Oregon, United States, her father, William Edward Paul, was 21 and her mother, Mary Frances Myers, was 25. She married Lorenzo Irvin Meador on 18 March 1938, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States. She died on 25 November 1985, in Salem, Virginia, United States, at the age of 66.

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Family Time Line

Lorenzo Irvin Meador
Nellie Mae Paul
Marriage: 18 March 1938

Spouse and Children

18 March 1938
Roanoke, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William Edward Paul


    Mary Frances Myers




World Events (8)


Age 1

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

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 18

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, German, and Dutch: from the personal name Paul (Latin Paulus ‘small’), which has always been popular in Christendom. It was the name adopted by the Pharisee Saul of Tarsus after his conversion to Christianity on the road to Damascus in about ad 34 . He was a most energetic missionary to the Gentiles in the Roman Empire, and played a very significant role in establishing Christianity as a major world religion. The name was borne also by numerous other early saints. The American surname has absorbed cognates from other European languages, for example Greek Pavlis and its many derivatives. It is also occasionally borne by Jews; the reasons for this are not clear.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phóil ‘son of Paul’. Compare McFall .3 Catalan (Paül): habitational name from any of several places named Paül.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Nellie Mae Paul Meador in entry for Lorenza Ervin Meador, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • Nellie May Paul in entry for Charles William Meador and Audrey Thelma Gormes, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Nellie Mae Paul in entry for Gerald Lewis Simpson and Hallie Elizabeth Meador, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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