Joe Bell Elam

4 October 1913–29 December 1996 (Age 83)
Texas, United States

The Life of Joe Bell

When Joe Bell Elam was born on 4 October 1913, in Texas, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Elam, was 37 and his mother, Annie Belle Harris, was 31. He married Eula Mae Jaynes on 6 January 1934, in Crosby, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Commissioner's Precinct 1, Crosby, Texas, United States in 1940 and Ralls, Crosby, Texas, United States in 2000. He died on 29 December 1996, in Amarillo, Potter, Texas, United States, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Joe Bell Elam
1913–1996
Eula Mae Jaynes
1913–1990
Marriage: 6 January 1934
Nancy Ann Elam
1936–1985
Mary Jozelle Elam
1941–2020
Evelyn Mae Elam
1945–2003

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 January 1934
Crosby, Texas, United States
children

(3)

    Nancy Ann Elam

    Female1936–1985Female

    Mary Jozelle Elam

    Female1941–2020Female

    Female1945–2003Female

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Franklin Elam

    Male1876–1941Male

    Female1882–1963Female

siblings

(5)

    John Cecil Elam

    Male1902–1985Male

    Male1903–1962Male

    Frank Olys Elam

    Male1910–1910Male

    Male1913–1996Male

    Nellie Fredonia Elam

    Female1917–Female

World Events (8)

1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 1

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from a place called Elham, in Kent, or a lost place of this name in Crayford, Kent. The first is derived from Old English ǣl ‘eel’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’. There is also an Elam Grange in Bingley, West Yorkshire, but the current distribution of the name in the British Isles suggests that it did not contribute significantly to the surname.

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

Sources (3)

  • Joe B Elam in household of B F Elam, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joe B Elam, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joe Elam, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1977"

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