Roy Harold Burrell

7 October 1915–23 August 1985 (Age 69)
Texas, United States

The Life of Roy Harold

When Roy Harold Burrell was born on 7 October 1915, in Texas, United States, his father, Marion Edgar Burrell, was 36 and his mother, Clemie Gertie Gamble, was 31. He married Altha Juanita Howard on 28 January 1939. He lived in Hardeman, Texas, United States in 1935 and Cockrell Hill, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 23 August 1985, in Chillicothe, Hardeman, Texas, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Chillicothe Cemetery, Hardeman, Texas, United States.

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Roy Harold Burrell
Altha Juanita Howard
Marriage: 28 January 1939

Spouse and Children

28 January 1939

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

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.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 14

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.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

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, Scottish, and northern Irish: probably a metonymic occupational name for someone who made or sold coarse woolen cloth, Middle English burel or borel (from Old French burel, a diminutive of b(o)ure); the same word was used adjectively in the sense ‘reddish brown’ and may have been applied as a nickname referring to dress or complexion. Compare Borel .

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

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Sources (3)

  • R H Burrell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harrold Burrell in household of M E Burrell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harrold Burrell in household of Edgar Burrell, "United States Census, 1920"

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