Clell Joseph Windham Sr

15 July 1892–18 October 1953 (Age 61)
Moselle, Jones, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Clell Joseph

When Clell Joseph Windham Sr was born on 15 July 1892, in Moselle, Jones, Mississippi, United States, his father, Joseph Anderson Windham, was 27 and his mother, Melvina Lutrica "Millie" Reddoch, was 20. He had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Clara Mai Neilson. He lived in Beat 5 Ocoha, Covington, Mississippi, United States in 1910 and Ward Five, Richland, Louisiana, United States in 1940. He died on 18 October 1953, in Mangham, Richland, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Mangham, Richland, Louisiana, United States.

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Clell Joseph Windham Sr
Clara Mai Neilson
COL Clell J Windham Jr
Elaine Windham
Paul Martin Windham
Betty Jo Windham

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    COL Clell J Windham Jr


    Elaine Windham


    Paul Martin Windham


    Betty Jo Windham


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 15

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Wyndham in West Sussex, near West Grinstead, probably named from an unattested Old English personal name Winda + Old English hamm ‘water meadow’; or from Wymondham in Leicestershire and Norfolk, named from the Old English personal name Wīgmund ( see Wyman ) + Old English hām ‘homestead’. The name de Wyndem is found in Westmorland as early as 1284 , and the surname may additionally derive from some unidentified place in northern England.2 Irish (Connacht): Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Ó Gaoithín ‘descendant of Gaoithín’ ( see Gahan ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clell J Windham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Clell Windham in household of J A Windham, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph C Windham in household of Joseph Windham, "United States Census, 1900"

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