Tressie Pell

24 June 1914–24 December 1996 (Age 82)
West Virginia, United States

The Life of Tressie

When Tressie Pell was born on 24 June 1914, in West Virginia, United States, her father, James Arthur Pell, was 43 and her mother, Mary Mcgill Boyd, was 31. She married Howard Hunt Wood on 13 January 1942, in Gallia, Ohio, United States. She lived in Glasgow, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Perry Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 24 December 1996, at the age of 82, and was buried in Congregational Cemetery, Oak Hill, Jackson, Ohio, United States.

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Howard Hunt Wood
Tressie Pell
Marriage: 13 January 1942

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13 January 1942
Gallia, Ohio, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.

Age 3

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 23

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Pell, a pet form of Peter .2 English: metonymic occupational name for a dealer in furs, from Middle English, Old French pel ‘skin’.3 English: variant of Pill 1.

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

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  • Tressie Pell in household of James A Pell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Tressie Pell in household of James Pell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Tressie Pell in household of James A Pell, "United States Census, 1920"

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