Helen Shelby Priestley

Female26 November 1922–September 1999

Brief Life History of Helen Shelby

When Helen Shelby Priestley was born on 26 November 1922, in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, her father, Lucian Gay Priestley, was 27 and her mother, Sarah Dalton Gayle, was 24. She married Archibald Morris Quarles Jr on 14 February 1942, in Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky, United States. She lived in Magisterial District 3 Peaks Mill, Franklin, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died in September 1999, at the age of 76, and was buried in Versailles, Woodford, Kentucky, United States.

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Helen Shelby Priestley
Archibald Morris Quarles Jr

Sources (3)

  • Shelby Priestley in household of L G Priestley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Helen Shelby Priestley Quarles, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Helen S Priestley, "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999"

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 4

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 22

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): habitational name from any of the various minor places so named, especially the one in North Yorkshire. These are named from Old English prēost ‘priest’ + lēah ‘wood, clearing’, i.e. a wood or clearing belonging to the Church.

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

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