Wilba Shell

about 1919–1996 (Age 77)
Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Wilba

When Wilba Shell was born about 1919, her father, James Shell, was 24 and her mother, Sarah Lemon, was 27. She had at least 1 daughter with Albert Pratt Lyles. She died in 1996, in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Albert Pratt Lyles
1919–1950
Wilba Shell
1919–1996
Carolyn Lyles

Spouse and Children

    Albert Pratt Lyles

    Male1919–1950Male

    Female1919–1996Female

children

(1)

    Carolyn Lyles

    FemaleFemale

Parents and Siblings

    James Shell

    Male1895–Male

    Female1892–1965Female

siblings

(3)

    Henrietta Shell

    Female1908–1971Female

    Texanna Shell

    Female1909–1978Female

    Female1919–1996Female

World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 0

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1941

Age 22

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Shell, a place in Worcestershire, so named from Old English scylf ‘bank’, ‘shelf’.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Schelle ‘bell’.3 Americanized spelling of German Schal or Schill .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Wilba Lyles in household of James Shell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilbur Shell in household of James Shell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wilba Lyles in entry for Albert Pratt Lyles, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

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