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.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Custer Kelly
Lena Lorena Collins
David Custer Kelly

Spouse and Children


    Lena Lorena Collins




    David Custer Kelly


Parents and Siblings



    Maymie Kelly



    Lizzie Kelley




+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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.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.

Possible Related Names

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"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.