Roy Lee Atchley

9 November 1919–9 October 1985 (Age 65)
Polk, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Roy Lee

When Roy Lee Atchley was born on 9 November 1919, in Polk, Arkansas, United States, his father, John Wesley Atchley, was 45 and his mother, Bertha Elizabeth Behem, was 26. He married Thelma Dorothy Lawrence on 24 December 1943, in Polk, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Fulton Township, Polk, Arkansas, United States in 1930 and Gap Springs Township, Polk, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 9 October 1985, in Polk, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Shady, Polk, Arkansas, United States.

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Roy Lee Atchley
Thelma Dorothy Lawrence
Marriage: 24 December 1943

Spouse and Children

24 December 1943
Polk, Arkansas, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Ruth Jane Atchley


    Beulah Mae Atchley


    Myrtle Irene Atchley


    Clarence Wesley Atchley


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1922 · The First Radio Station WOK Begins Broadcasting

Age 3

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.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 18

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

English: habitational name from Atchley in Shropshire.

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

Sources (3)

  • Roy Achley in household of J W Achley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Roy Atchley in household of John W Atchley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Roy L Atchley in household of John W Atchley, "United States Census, 1930"

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