James Henry McKelvey

Brief Life History of James Henry

When James Henry McKelvey was born on 5 May 1887, in Cherokee, Alabama, United States, his father, John Harrison McKelvey, was 22 and his mother, Martha Jane Ashley, was 23. He married Cora Whorton on 24 December 1912, in Cherokee, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Election Precinct 1, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1940 and Kimberly, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1950. He died on 9 November 1985, in McCalla, Jefferson, Alabama, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in McCalla, Jefferson, Alabama, United States.

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James Henry McKelvey
Ollie Beatrice O'Neal
Marriage: before 1924
James H McKelvey

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  • James H McKelvia, "United States Census, 1900"
  • J. H. McKelvey, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • James Henry McKelney, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

1890 · Woman's Suffrage

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Shealbhaigh, ‘son of Sealbhach’, a personal name from the adjective sealbhach ‘rich in herds, rich’. McKelvey is stressed on the syllable Anglicized Kel, but where the pronunciation is unfamiliar confusion is possible with McEvoy .

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

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