Surname: Kelley

Norwich Vermont in the Civil War

During the four years of war for the suppression of the Rebellion, Norwich furnished 178 different men for the armies of the Union. There were seven re-enlistments, making the whole number of soldiers credited to the town 185. By the census of 1860, the number of inhabitants was 1759. It appears, therefore, that the town sent to the seat of war rather more than one in ten of its entire population, during the four years’ continuance of hostilities. About the same proportion holds good for the state at large, Vermont contributing, out of an aggregate population of 315,116, soldiers to the number of 34,555 for the defense of the Union. Of the 178 men enlisting from Norwich, twenty-seven laid down their young lives in the service of the country. The soil of every southern state, from the Potomac to the Rio Grande, was moistened by the blood or supplied a grave to one or more of these. The town paid the larger part of these men liberal bounties, amounting to about $32,000, in addition to their state and government pay. All calls for men upon the town by the national authorities were promptly and fully met. The patriotic response of our people to the expenses and sacrifices of the war was, in general, hearty and emphatic; and yet candor and the truth of history compels us to confess that...

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Biography of Captain John L. Kelley

Captain John L. Kelley, proprietor of Maplewood Farm, Franklin, and an ex-member of the New Hampshire legislature, is a native of Gilmanton, Belknap County. He was born September 19, 1824, his parents being Daniel and Sally (Weeks) Kelley, the former a native of Gilmanton and the latter of Gilford. Daniel Kelley carried on a farm in his native town until 1866, when he moved to Franklin, where he resided for the rest of his life. He was the father of six children, as follows: Betsey M., born June 3, 1813, who died April 18, 1895; Sara, born June 11, 1815, died October 18, 1878; Mary Ann, born April 11, 1817; Ellen W., born October 28, 1821, who married William Bell, and died March 16, 1862; John L., the subject of this sketch; and Daniel W., who died in infancy. Mary Ann Kelley has been twice married, and her first husband was John S. Durrell. She married for her second husband Challis Sargent, of Tilton, and is now residing in Lisbon, N.H. John L. Kelley grew to manhood and acquired his education in Gilmanton, and since leaving school has been engaged in agricultural pursuits. The farm he now cultivates consists of three hundred acres, and is one of the most desirable pieces of agricultural property in this part of the county. Truck farming is carried on quite extensively, as well...

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Biographical Sketch of Lulu N. Kelley

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,...

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Biographical Sketch of Mrs. W. P Kelley

Fannie Viola, daughter of George and Lucinda (Jones) Wingfield, born December 8, 1 871. Married at Vinita, November 25, 1889, William P. son of John and Elizabeth Kelley, born June 26, 1864 in Texas Co. Mo. They are the parents of Lizzie Lueinda Kelley, born August 5, 1886. Married 1919 Stephen Edward Landrum, born July 18, 1895. He served in the World War from November 1917 to February 27, 1919. They are the parents of Willie Steve (girl) Landrum, born May 12, 1920. The Kelleys and Landrums are farmers near Big Cabin in Craig...

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Biographical Sketch of Joseph C. Kelley

Joseph C. Kelley, one of the young business men of Malheur county, was born January 3, 1870, at Idaho City, Idaho, his parents being Joseph and Marrgaret (Thompson) Kelley, pioneers of that state. Joseph Kelley, senior, was a native of Farmington, Iowa, and was among those who in the early fifties sought the golden sands of California. After spending several years in California, in the middle sixties, Mr. Kelley again emigrated, going to Idaho and establishing himself in business as a mechanic at Idaho City. Here, in the closing days of 1870, the silver cord was broken and all that was earthly of the departed pioneer was laid at rest. A little while later the family removed to Oregon, settling near Nyssa, in this county, and in 1877, Mr. Kelley having meanwhile become the wife W. K.. Stark, the family again chose a new home, this time on Willow creek, where the subject of this sketch grew to manhood’s estate. The mother passed into the life beyond in August, 1817. Of the immediate family now living there are but two, Joseph and his brother, Melville D. Kelley. a prosperous ranch man residing on Willow creek. Mr. Kelley remained at home, engaged in ranching and stock raising, until 1898 when, having learned the saddler’s trade, he came to Vale and opened a small harness and saddle store. From a small...

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Biographical Sketch of G. T. Kelley

G.T. Kelley, attorney at law, was born in Johnson County, Ill., in 1846; moved to Mills County, Ia., in 1854, and to Harrison County in 1867. He graduated and was admitted to the bar at the Iowa State University, June 10th, 1876, and soon after opened a law office at Logan. He married Maria Allen, in Harrison County, in 1870, and has two children, a son and a...

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Biographical Sketch of Hermon A. Kelley

Kelley, Hermon A.; lawyer; born, Kelley’s Island, O., May 15, 1859; son of Alfred Stow and Hannah Farr Kelley; degrees of A. B., A. M., LL. D., Buchtel College, Harvard Law School, Goettingen University (Germany); married, Cleveland, Sept. 3, 1889; Florence Alice Kendall; issue, Virginia Hutchison, Alfred Kendall, Hayward Kendall; member of law firm of Hoyt, Dustin, Kelley, McKeehan & Andrews; at one time first asst. corporation counsel of City of Cleveland; trustee Buchtel College; trustee and sec’y and treas. Cleveland Museum of Art; member Union, Country, University, Euclid, and Chagrin Valley Hunt...

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Biographical Sketch of Samuel Walter Kelley

Kelley, Samuel Walter; physician, surgeon; born, Adamsville, Muskingum County, O., Sept. 15, 1855; son of Walter and Selina Catherine (Kaemmerer) Kelley; preparatory education, public schools, Zanesville, O., and St. Joseph, Mich.; M. D., Western Reserve University, Cleveland, 1884; also studied in hospitals in London; married Amelia Kemmerlein, of Wooster, O., July 2, 1884; chief dept. of diseases of children, Polyclinic, Western Reserve University, 1886-1893; prof. diseases of children, Cleveland College Physicians and surgeons (Med. Dept. Ohio Wesleyan University), since 1893; pediatrist City and St. Luke’s hospitals; pediatrist and orthopedist St. Clair Hospital; surgeon-in-chief Holy Cross Home for Crippled and Invalid Children; sec’y med. staff Cleveland City Hospital, 1891-1899, pres. 1899-1902; entered service as civilian surgeon Spanish American War; recommended for “efficiency in the field under most trying circumstances”; commander brigade surgeon of volunteers, with rank of major, Aug. 17, 1908. Editor: Cleveland Medical Gazette, 1885-1901; pres. Ohio State Pediatric Society, 1896-1897; chairman section on diseases of children, A. M. A., 1900-1901; pres. Association American Teachers of Diseases of Children, 1907-1908; member Association Military Surgeons of U. S., Ohio State Medical Ass’n, etc.; Republican. Author: About Children, 1897; In the Year 1800, 1904; Surgical Diseases of Children, 1909; also numerous original articles, editorials, essays, lectures,...

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Biographical Sketch of Michael J. Kelley

Kelley, Michael J.; contractor; born, Ireland, Sept. 5, 1850; son of William and Margaret Clarke Kelly; educated, Cloughans National School; married, Cleveland, July 8, 1895; Margaret Corley; one daughter; was chairman of the County Democratic Central Committee, in 1908; member The Knights of St. John and Catholic Mutual Benevolent...

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Kelley, Harry E. Mrs. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Mrs. Harry E. Kelley died Sunday, Nov. 3, at the family home at Washtucna, Wash., after an illness of only about a week. Mr. Kelley was here last week when he received word that she was seriously ill and he hastened home. Death was caused by an abscess at the base of the brain. Three small sons survive their mother. Three small sons survive their mother. Burial was in the Masonic cemetery at Walla Walla yesterday. Enterprise Record Chieftain, Wallowa County, Oregon, Thursday, November 7,...

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Biography of R. P. Kelley

R. P. Kelley. While the law had been his profession and he had been a member of the Eureka Bar continuously since 1884, R. P. Kelley had found his time increasingly absorbed by his various business affairs and interests. Financial success had come to him in large measure, and he had property and business interests in diverse parts of the country. He had traveled considerably for recreation, had covered most of the states of the Union and Canada, and had well defined opinions on events and affairs outside of his immediate province. Mr. Kelley is a native of New England and is of some of the stanch old New England stock. The original home of the Kelleys was in Newbury, England. His ancestors emigrated from there and in 1635 settled at Newbury, Massachusetts. The family afterward went to New Hampshire and from there to Newburg, Maine, in which town Rinaldo Paris Kelley was born July 25, 1850. His father, Ariel Kelley, was born in New Hampshire in 1809 at Kelleyville, a place named for the family. He grew up and married in New Hampshire, but in 1833 moved to Newburg, Maine. He was an old New England schoolmaster, a preacher of the Baptist Church, and combined those vocations with farming. He was a whig in the early days and later affiliated with the republican party. He served as justice...

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Biography of Elmer Eugene Kelley

E. E. Kelley during his thirty years of residence in Kansas had played a varied and honorable part in affairs, as an educator, farmer, and, in more recent years, as editor and publisher. He is now head of the Toronto Republican and a former president of the Kansas State Editorial Association. Taken in connection with what he had accomplished himself in life, Mr. Kelley may take a reasonable degree of pride in his American ancestry. The Kelley family goes back to Ireland. While the population of America was still straggling along the Atlantic coast in thirteen colonies, James Kelley emigrated from Ireland and settled in Virginia. His ardent sympathies with the cause of the country led him to take part in the Revolutionary war, and he served as an officer of a Virginia regiment. William Kelley, a son of this revolutionary officer, was born at Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, in 1775. He, too, took a part in one of our nation’s wars, and having in the meantime moved from Virginia to Ohio he served in Company A of the First Ohio Militia during the War of 1812. He was with the troops under General Hull at Detroit, when that stronghold was surrendered to the British forces. He afterwards followed farming in Ohio, and moved from that state to Warren County, Indiana, where he died in 1863. William Kelley married Susan...

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Kelley, Arthur Thomas – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Arthur Thomas Kelley, 88, of La Grande died Nov. 21 at St. Alphonsus Hospital in Boise. A funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Daniels Chapel of the Valley. Committal and burial with military honors will follow at 1 p.m. Monday at Grandview Cemetery. Mr. Kelley was born March 17, 1918, to Thomas and Ida Wright Kelley in Throckmorton, Texas. He was educated in Texas and attended Texas A&M before enlisting in the Air Force. He made the military his career and retired as a lieutenant colonel. In 1945 he married Jacqueline Wiese in California, and they were stationed in various places around the world during his military career. In 1954 they moved to La Grande, where he owned the OK Barber Shop for many years until selling it to the current owners. After the sale he continued to work as a barber until five years ago. Mr. Kelley was a member of the Elks Lodge and the Masonic Lodge. He loved aircrafts and flying and spent many hours at the airport. He enjoyed fishing and his dogs, always having one by his side. He also liked to travel. Survivors include his wife, Jacqueline Kelley of La Grande; children, Colleen Kelley of Waterford, Pa., Dan Kelley of Portland and John Kelley of La Grande; one grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives....

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Justus Todd

Justus Todd6, (Asa5, Gershom4, Gershom3, Michael2, Christopher1) born June 24, 1785, died Feb. 27, 1862, at Ellington, N. Y., married first, April 8, 1807, Cyrene, daughter of Isaac and Mary (Studley) Damon, of Chesterfield, Mass., who was born Oct. 2, 1787, died June 30, 1825. He married second, Mrs. Jemima (Hayden) Shaw, daughter of Caleb and Jemima (Damon) Hayden, she being a cousin to his first wife. She died in 1853, at Ellington, N. Y. Soon after his second marriage they removed to New York Sate, first to Cattaraugus County, thence a little later to Ellington, Chautauqua County, N. Y. He was a Universalist minister which did not please his father at all. It is supposed that this fact may have been partly the cause of his removal to New York State in 1831. Children by Cyrene Damon: 942. Asa, b. March 23, 1808, d. Aug. 6, 1818. *943. Iru Studley, b. Oct. 23, 1809. *944. Electa, b. Nov. 9, 1812. *945. Lucy, b. March 17, 1815. 946. Levi Solomon, b. July 11, 1816, d. Nov. 12, 1820. 947. Rufus, b. Aug. 8, 1818, d. Jan. 27, 1819. *948. Laura, b. Sept. 29, 1819. 949. Cyrene, b. Aug. 11, 1823, m. Frank Damon; no children, d. in New York State. Children by Jemima Hayden: 950. Parthenia, d. young. 951. Alonzo, b. Feb. 3, 1828, d. Nov. 11, 1851, of...

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