Dessal Magdalene Kelso

Female18 July 1897–5 July 1990

Brief Life History of Dessal Magdalene

When Dessal Magdalene Kelso was born on 18 July 1897, in Lynch Township, Boyd, Nebraska, United States, her father, Charles Leslie Kelso, was 21 and her mother, Ina Everetta Wells, was 21. She had at least 3 sons with Harold Kemp Vaughn. She lived in Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States in 1930 and Caldwell, Fresno, California, United States in 1942. She died on 5 July 1990, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

Harold Kemp Vaughn
Dessal Magdalene Kelso
Cecil H Vaughn
James William Vaughn
Richard V Vaughn

Sources (7)

  • Dessal M Vaughn in household of Harold Vaughn, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Della Dessal Kelso - Published information: birth-name: Della Dessal Kelso
  • Dessal Magdalane Solso, "Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995"

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Children (3)

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Siblings (5)

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 9

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 26

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

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Kelso on the river Tweed in Roxburghshire, so named from Old English calc ‘chalk’ + hōh ‘heel, spur of land’.

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

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