Virgil V Kelsey

5 July 1907–January 1985 (Age 77)
Jefferson, Greene, Iowa, United States

The Life of Virgil V

When Virgil V Kelsey was born on 5 July 1907, in Jefferson, Greene, Iowa, United States, his father, James Edward Kelsey, was 40 and his mother, Lanora Louise Tartsch, was 38. He died in January 1985, at the age of 77.

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James Edward Kelsey
Lanora Louise Tartsch
Orpha Fern Kelsey
Rena Amelia Kelsey
Drexel Derrill Kelsey
James LaMoyen Kelsey
Virgil V Kelsey
Geraldine Mae Kelsey

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 6

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire, so named from Cēol, an Old English personal name, or alternatively from an unattested Old Scandinavian word, kæl ‘wedge-shaped piece of land’, + ēg ‘island’, ‘area of dry land in a marsh’.2 Possibly also an Americanized form of German Gelzer.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Virgil V Kelay in household of James L Kelay, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Virgil V Kelsey in household of James E Kelsey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Virgil V Kelsey in household of James E Kelsey, "United States Census, 1910"

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