Ruel Woolley Kelsey

28 October 1917–20 November 1987 (Age 70)
Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States

The Life Summary of Ruel Woolley

When Ruel Woolley Kelsey was born on 28 October 1917, in Paris, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, his father, Newel Kelsey, was 25 and his mother, Esdale Woolley, was 20. He married Kathryn Mary Jorgensen on 28 October 1938, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in World in 1935 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1939. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 20 November 1987, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Ruel Woolley Kelsey
Kathryn Mary Jorgensen
Marriage: 28 October 1938
Ruel Brent Kelsey
Kevin Lynn Kelsey

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  • Marriage
    28 October 1938Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
    Age 1
    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
    1918 · Chapman Branch Library
    Age 1
    The Chapman Branch Library is a Carnegie library that was built in 1918 and is now is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 20
    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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

    English: habitational name from North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire, so named from an uncertain initial element (perhaps an Old English personal name with genitive -es) + Old English ēg ‘island’.Possibly also an Americanized form of German Gelzer.History: William Kelsey was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, in 1635 (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker).

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

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    ________________________________________ ________________________________________ Mary Pauline Woodyatt was born 31 December 1885 in Willard, Box Elder County, Utah. She was the first child of Harve …

    Sources (32)

    • Ruel Kelsey, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Ruel Woolley Kelsey, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Ruel Woolly Kelsey, "Utah, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1947"

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