Frank H. Kelly, one of the younger members of the Rock Island County bar, is a native and a lifelong resident of the city in which he now practices his profession. He was born in Rock Island, February 8, 1870, the son of P. H. and Ellen Kelly. After completing a course in the public schools and then attending high school, he chose a career before the bar and began the study of law in the University of Michigan Law School, from which he graduated in 1891. The following year, February 1, 1892, he began practicing and has been actively engaged ever since.
Mr. Kelly was appointed Master in Chancery in February, 1904, and served one term of two years. In March, 1906, he was appointed assistant State’s Attorney, and holds that office at present, he and J. K. Scott, State’s Attorney, dividing the duties of an unusually active administration.
Mr. Kelly’s spiritual affiliations are Catholic. Politically he is a Republican and has devoted much time and met with considerable success in furthering the interests of his party. Fraternally, he belongs to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Modern Woodmen of America, Court of Honor, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Mystic Workers. Personally, he is unassuming, of easy address, and popular among all classes to an unusual degree.
June 5, 1895, Mr. Kelly married Anna A. Slattery, of Davenport, Iowa, and the union has been blessed with two daughters, Mary E., and Anna V., both living.