Kelly A. (Welbes) Abagnale (born 1954)

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Kelly Anne Abagnale
c. 1954
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Kelly A. (Welbes) Abagnale was born c. 1954. According to her family tree, she married Frank W. Abagnale Jr on November 6, 1976 in Texas. We know that Kelly A. (Welbes) Abagnale had been residing in Texas.
Updated: December 6, 2020
At age 22 Kelly A. Welbes married six years her senior Frank W. Abagnale Jr (age 28). Frank Abagnale's life story was made famous with the Academy Award nominated film 'Catch Me If You Can (2002)'. Frank is most known for being a con man (claiming at least eight identities as an airline pilot, physician, U.S. Bureau of Prisons agent and lawyer).

The couple has been married for decades and currently live nearby Daniel Island. Frank Abagnale still works in Quantico Virginia where he has worked as an instructor for the FBI training academy for over 40 years specializing in fraud prevention.
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High school graduate of Waltrip High School in Houston Texas. She was part of the woman's tennis team.



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Wife to the notoriously famous Frank Abagnale Jr.

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Married: November 6, 1976
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Married at: Harris County, TX
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Kelly A. (Welbes) Abagnale was born c. 1954. According to her family tree, she married Frank W. Abagnale Jr on November 6, 1976 in Texas. We know that Kelly A. (Welbes) Abagnale had been residing in Texas.

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In 1954, in the year that Kelly A. (Welbes) Abagnale was born, from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1964, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

In 1974, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

In 1980, on April 24th, a rescue attempt was begun in the Iranian Hostage Crisis. The attempt failed and 8 US servicemen were killed. Eight helicopters had been sent for the mission, but only 5 arrived in operating condition., Since the military had advised that the mission be aborted if there were fewer than 6 helicopters, President Carter stopped it. Upon leaving, a helicopter collided with a transport plane and the men were killed.

In 1992, on April 29th, riots began in Los Angeles after the "Rodney King" verdict was issued. Four LAPD officers had been accused of using excessive force (assault) on African-American Rodney King, who had been stopped for drunk driving. The beating had been videotaped. Their acquittal sparked a 6 day riot in Los Angeles.

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