Robert B Skelly

11 September 1933–18 February 1969 (Age 35)
California, United States

The Life Summary of Robert B

When Robert B Skelly was born on 11 September 1933, in California, United States, his father, Douglas Lynn Skelly, was 37 and his mother, Dorothea Eleanor Wolf, was 29. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 18 February 1969, at the age of 35.

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Douglas Lynn Skelly
Dorothea Eleanor Wolf
Douglas L Skelly
Robert B Skelly

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World Events (8)

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
Age 1
Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1935 · The FBI is Established
Age 2
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.
1944 · The G.I Bill
Age 11
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

Irish and Manx: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Scolaidhe or Ó Scolaidhe ‘son or descendant of the scholar’; see Scully .Manx: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Scalaighe ‘son of Scalaighe (the crier)’.Irish and Scottish: variant of Scally .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Robert B Skelly in household of Douglas L Skelly, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert B Skelly in entry for Douglas L Skelly, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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