Sylvia Mae Pelfrey

21 March 1921–26 August 1986 (Age 65)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Sylvia Mae

When Sylvia Mae Pelfrey was born on 21 March 1921, in Kentucky, United States, her father, William Lewis Pelfrey, was 34 and her mother, Ida B Taulbee, was 33. She married Joseph Alfred Tweedy on 12 July 1940. She lived in Hazard, Perry, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Civil District 2, Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1940. She died on 26 August 1986, in Coinjock, Currituck, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Harbour, Calhoun, Arkansas, United States.

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Joseph Alfred Tweedy
Sylvia Mae Pelfrey
Marriage: 12 July 1940

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12 July 1940

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World Events (8)

1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 1

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 5

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.
1942 · Atomic Energy Plant at Oak Ridge

Age 21

The atomic energy plant that was built in Oak RIdge, Tennessee. The land was acquired secretly by the government in order to help with the Manhattan Project. The Uranium for the project was housed in the facility.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Palfrey .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sylvia Pelfrey in household of W L Pelfrey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Selvia M Pelfrey in household of Lewis Pelfrey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sylvia Prefley in entry for Raymond Garey Twiddy and Joyce Gay Sawyer, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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