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Biographical Sketch of Lulu N. Kelley

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Lulu Nannie, daughter of John and Sallie Matilla (Harlan) Poole, was born March 22, 1862, in Delaware District, Cherokee Nation. She was educated in the Cherokee public schools and Female Seminary.

She married at Vinita, August 27, 1887, Frederick Lincoln Kelley. He died at Vinita November 2, 1911. Mr. Kelley was one of the best posted and successful hay and grain dealers in northeast Oklahoma.

Frederick L. and Lulu N. Kelley were the parents of Pauline Gazelle, born February 16, 1889, and married Charles W. Flint; Frederick Lincoln, born July 31, 1893, and George Samuel Kelley, born August 21, 1895.

Lulu N. Kelley’s Cherokee name is Salala. She is a member of the Methodist church and belongs to the Eastern Star Chapter in Vinita. She was deeply interested in the World war work and did efficient service in the Red Cross and other activities.

John and Sallie Matilla (Harlan) Poole were the parents of Fannie, who married James Henry Akin; Charles Walton, and Lulu Nannie Poole.

Lulu N. Poole’s maternal grandparents were Ellis Sanders, son of George and Nancy (Sanders) Harlan, born March 4, 1804, married 1828 Nancy Barnett, born September 18, 1800, in Onslow County, North Carolina. Ellis Sanders Harlan was a clerk of election at the Court House Precinct in Hickory Log District, Cherokee Nation, for the selection of delegates to the Cherokee Constitutional Convention of July, 1827. He was elected to Council from Flint District in 1855. He died December 7, 1866.


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