Kenneth L. Shelley

Male27 January 1925–28 May 2000

Brief Life History of Kenneth L.

When Kenneth L. Shelley was born on 27 January 1925, in Cleveland, Pawnee, Oklahoma, United States, his father, John Robert Shelley, was 20 and his mother, Teelie Neoma Braden, was 19. He married Ruby Ovie Allen in 1950. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Delaware, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Township 2, Delaware, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 28 May 2000, in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Hughson, Stanislaus, California, United States.

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Kenneth L. Shelley
1925–2000
Ruby Ovie Allen
1924–2005
Marriage: 1950
Douglas Albert Shelley

Sources (10)

  • Kenneth L Coats in household of John R Shelby, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mr Kenneth Lee Shelley, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, Births, and Marriages 1980-2014"
  • Kenneth Lee Shelley, "Arkansas First Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1950
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1927

    Age 2

    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

    Age 9

    Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

    1945 · Peace in a Post War World

    Age 20

    The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the three places called Shelley (Essex, Suffolk, Yorkshire) or from Shelley Plain in Crawley (Sussex). The placenames all derive from Old English scelf ‘rock, ledge, shelf’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

    Irish (Laois): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sealbhaigh ‘descendant of Sealbhach’, a byname from the adjective sealbhach ‘having possessions, wealthy’.

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

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