Custer Kelly

24 December 1918–5 October 2009 (Age 90)
Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, United States

The Life of Custer

When Custer Kelly was born on 24 December 1918, in Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Kelly, was 56 and his mother, Eva Elizabeth Mitchell, was 42. He had at least 1 son with Lena Lorena Collins. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Bowie, Texas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 5 October 2009, in Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Custer Kelly
1918–2009
Lena Lorena Collins
1922–2006
David Custer Kelly
1943–

Spouse and Children

    Male1918–2009Male

    Lena Lorena Collins

    Female1922–2006Female

children

(1)

    David Custer Kelly

    Male1943–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    Maymie Kelly

    Female1898–1999Female

    Male1901–1986Male

    Lizzie Kelley

    Female1902–Female

    Male1904–1994Male

    Female1907–1983Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 11

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 24

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallaigh ‘descendant of Ceallach’, an ancient Irish personal name, originally a byname meaning ‘bright-headed’, later understood as ‘frequenting churches’ (Irish ceall). There are several early Irish saints who bore this name. Kelly is now the most common of all Irish family names in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Custer G Kelley in household of Benjamin F Kelley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Custer Kelley in household of Benjamin F Kelley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Custer Kelly in household of Ben F Kelly, "United States Census, 1930"

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