Wilma Kelly

Female21 June 1911–18 August 1996

Brief Life History of Wilma

When Wilma Kelly was born on 21 June 1911, in Jay, Indiana, United States, her father, Francisco Marion Kelly, was 21 and her mother, Bessie May Grable, was 23. She married Irl Lewis Walker on 26 August 1948, in Indiana, United States. She lived in Penn Township, Jay, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Pennville, Penn Township, Jay, Indiana, United States in 1950. She died on 18 August 1996, in Berne, Wabash Township, Adams, Indiana, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Pennville, Penn Township, Jay, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Cyril Edmund Petro
1911–1940
Wilma Kelly
1911–1996
Barbara June Petro
1935–2020

Sources (10)

  • Wilma V Walker, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Wilma Petro, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
  • Wilma V Walker, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 1

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.

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 24

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Kieran, Aileen, John Patrick, Siobhan, Liam, Brigid, Donovan, Eamon, Parnell, Aidan, Clancy.

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallaigh, or, in some areas, Mac Ceallaigh ‘descendant (or son) of Ceallach’, an ancient Irish personal name, originally a byname meaning ‘bright-headed’, later understood as ‘frequenting churches’ (Irish ceall). There are several early Irish saints who bore this name. Kelly is now the most common of all surnames in Ireland.

Scottish: habitational name from either the lands of Kelly, near Arbroath (Angus), Kellie in Carnbee (Fife), or Kelly in Methlick (Aberdeenshire). Each of these placenames is from Pictish celli or Gaelic coille ‘wood’ + the placename forming suffix -in. Alternatively, from the lands of Kelloe in the barony of Hume (Berwickshire), whose name is of uncertain origin.

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

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