Jewell May Sullivan

17 May 1918–18 April 2011 (Age 92)
Corning, Clay, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Jewell May

When Jewell May Sullivan was born on 17 May 1918, in Corning, Clay, Arkansas, United States, her father, Joseph Sullivan sr, was 26 and her mother, Nelma Dodd, was 22. She married Clifford Edwin Adams on 9 March 1935, in Ripley, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Sherley Township, Ripley, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 April 2011, in Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky, United States.

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Clifford Edwin Adams
Jewell May Sullivan
Marriage: 9 March 1935
Arlie Adams
Billie Joe Adams

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    Clifford Edwin Adams



9 March 1935
Ripley, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 4

In 1922, Harvey C. Couch Sr. started WOK the first radio station in Arkansas. After a trip to Pittsburgh and the KDKA radio he came up with the idea for Workers of Killowatts (WOK). WOK had no commercials which was nice for the listeners.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 26

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Sullivan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Súileabháin ‘descendant of Súileabhán’, a personal name composed of the elements súil ‘eye’ + dubh ‘black’, ‘dark’ + the diminutive suffix -án.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jewel Smith in household of Jewell O Smith, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jewel Sullivan in household of Joe Sullivan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jewell Sullivan in entry for Clifford Adams, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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