Monday, July 12, 2010

Kelly Newspaper Briefs 1915-1929

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Amanuensis Monday, hosted by John Newmark at Transylvanian Dutch.

These brief notices appeared in Northern New York Newspapers which are available for searching at either Old Fulton Post Cards or Northern New York Newspapers. Families related to the Kelly's of Adams, New York are included. My comments are included in brackets. A few of these may have appeared at Apple's Tree in the past. Also included are some notices for Kelly's that I can't place in my tree.

The Syracuse Herald, Saturday, March 3, 1915, pg 87

Thaddeus Olds Buys Tract, While Lester M. Sneden Takes Hotel. Farm Near Fulton

Deeds have been recorded in the exchange of the Willard House in Weedsport, built in 1867, for a farm five miles from Fulton in Oswego county. The negotiations are in the hands of Woods, a local business and hotel broker. Property values involved aggregated more then $30,000.

The Willard House is a forty-room hotel, a combination of old and new structures, dating the oldest one back to post-bellum days.

The farm is a 175 acre tract devoted to general farming use. In the exchange all stock, tools and equipment, in addition to several substantial buildings on the land are to go to the new owner.

Of these, the stock constitutes a valuable part. There is a herd of eighteen Holstein cattle, one of them a registered bull, held ny his former owner at $2,000.

Thaddeus Olds of Weedsport buys the farm. Lester M. Senden takes over the hotel. The hotel has changed hands only three times during it's half century career. Tenants in both places have been notified to vacate by April 1st.

Jefferson County Journal, March 10, 1915; page 5

Mrs. John Kelly was found lying unconscious in Railroad street about 8:30 o’clock Monday night. She had suffered a heart attack after she had crossed the railroad bridge just a few minutes before the Syracuse train came through. It is feared that her long exposure may bring on pneumonia.

[Catherine McDonald Kelly, wife of John E]

Jefferson County Journal, April 7, 1915, page 5, col. 3

Local Record
Mr. Olds and his son-in-law, Bert Kelley, have bought a large farm near Fulton and are packing their goods for immediate removal

Jefferson County Journal, April 21, 1915; page 5

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Kelly of Flint, Mich., spent the week at his brother’s, J. W. Kelly, Maple avenue.

[JW+ John William Kelly]

Jefferson County Journal, October 13, 1915, page 3

Notice to Creditors – William H Kelley estate. In pursuance of an order of Jacob Atwell, Surrogate of the County of Jefferson, notice is hereby given , according to law, to all persons having claims against William H. Kelley, late of the town of Adams in said County of Jefferson, deceased, that they are required to present the same with the vouchers thereof to the subscriber, the administrator etc., of said deceased at the law office of A. K. Cooley in the town of Adams, in said county of Jefferson, on or before the 4th day of March next.
Dated the 31st day of August 1915
Lovila Kelley. Administratrix.
A. K. Cooley. Attorney

Jefferson County Journal, October 27, 1915; page 5

Lost, a pure white Angora cat. Parties knowing of its whereabouts will confer a great favor by notifying Mrs. J. W. Kelley, Maple avenue. Phone 812-F-23

Jefferson County Journal, January 26, 1916; page 5

Mrs. Pearl Barrett is quite ill at her home and her daughters, Mrs. Helen Algate and Mrs. Lucy Kelly, are taking care of her.

Jefferson County Journal, March 29, 1916, page 5, col 3

Philip M. Kelly

Philip M. Kelly died at his home on Wardwell street this morning at 6 o’clock. Mr. Kelly, who was 34 years of age, was the son of the late William Kelly, who died some nineteen years ago. He was a carpenter by trade and an active worker until about three months ago, when he became incapacitated by the ravages of that dread disease, tuberculosis, which was the cause of his death. His entire life was spent in Adams.

He was married in 1902 to Miss Jennie Phillips, and leaves his widow, two children, Richard P. and Robert F., his mother, two brothers and two sisters.

The funeral will be at the house on Saturday at 2 p. m. at which the Rev. S. S. Davis will officiate.

Jefferson County Journal, Wednesday, April 19, 1916, front page, col 5

Philip M. Kelly, who died at his home on Wardwell street, March 29, was born in this village January 1, 1882. He spent his entire life here and drew to himself a large circle of warm friends. He was a carpenter by trade and leaves many a memorial in the village in the form of careful and painstaking workmanship.

In 1902 he married Miss Jennie Phillips, and to them were born two sons, Richard and Robert, now twelve and nine years of age.

Mr. Kelly lived for his family. Their pleasant home was built largely by his own labor and for their sakes he was never idle so long as health left it possible for him to work. But about three months ago failing health caused by tuberculosis obliged him to give up work. He had since been a great sufferer, but brave and patient until the end which came peacefully last Wednesday morning.

The funeral services Saturday afternoon were conducted by his pastor, Rev. S. S. Davis, who, by his visits had brought much cheer and comfort during Mr. Kelly’s illness. The firemen were present in a body and read their beautiful service for their departed brother Many messages of sympathy were expressed by beautiful floral offerings from relative, friends, groups of fellow workmen and other societies. The remains rest in Elmwood cemetery.

He leaves besides his widow and sons, his mother, two brothers and two sisters. His father, William Kelly, died many years ago.

Jefferson County Journal, September 13, 1916, page 5

Business Notes
School girl roomers wanted. Inquire of Mrs. Phil Kelley, at the Warner House, Henderson Harbor, before Sept. 15. 30w1

Jefferson County Journal, June 4, 1917, pg 7

Van Auken Corners
Joe Robarge and family visited at Michael Kelley’s Sunday

Jefferson County Journal, Nov. 28, 1917, page 5

Adams Local
Bert Kelly of Fulton is spending a few days in town

Watertown Daily Times, May 14, 1919; page 10

Philip Kelley, Railroad Man, 46 Years, Dies
He Was Working Foreman Of The Steam Crane Crew

Philip Kelley, an employe of the New York Central lines for 46 years, died at 7 this morning at his home, 531 Stone street, following a long illness, aged 62 years. He had been in failing health for three years and had been confined to his bed during the past two weeks. Death was due to a complication of ailmenta.

He was born Dec. 22, 1855, son of Michael and Mary Kelley, in Adams and spent his early life there. He had been a resident of this city during the past 30 years. He had been employed by the New York Central lines since he was 17 years old, beginning as a section hand on this division. During the past 25 years, he had been wrecking foreman of the steam crane. He was a member of Court Stella, No. 1985, I. O. F.

Besides his widow, Mrs. Anna M. Kelley, he leaves two sons, Charles H. and Frederick Kelley, and two daughters, Mrs. U. S. Grant and Miss Edna M. Kelley, all of this city, and one brother, James Kelley of Ottawa, Canada.

The funeral will be held at the Kelley residence, 513 Stone street at 2 Sunday afternoon. Rev. Francis W. Eaton, rector of Trinity Episcopal church, will officiate. Internment will be in the family plot in Adams cemetery.

The Watertown Daily Times, Thursday, August 17, 1920, pg 14

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Kelly and Mr. And Mrs. Glen Cooper all of Fulton, New York, have been spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Kelley of 148(?) Central street.

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, September 30, 1923; Weddings page (can’t make out page number)

Minchin – Utz

The marriage of Miss Margaret C. Utz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Utz, of No. 517 University avenue, to Howard W. Minchin, son of Dr. and Mrs. Howard D. Minchin, of No. 10 Oliver street, took place Wednesday evening at the home of the bride. Rev. E. Heyd pastor of Zion Lutheran Church officiated. After the ceremony dinner was served at the Rochester Club. Mr. and Mrs. Minchin left on a trip to Atlantic City and New York.

[Nephew of of Mary (Polly) Minchin Kelly]

Watertown Daily Times, December 7, 1923; page twenty

W. J. Nicholson Dies From Fall
Broken Back Proves Fatal to Brownville Man
Fell From Loft October 18

Lingered Many Weeks in Hospital With Several Fractured Vertebrae But Had Weakened Within Past Few Days

William J. Nicholson, age 57 years, a resident of Glen Park where he made his home with his brother, Harry Nicholson, died at St. Joachim’s hospital on Thursday evening at 11:35 after being a patient in the hospital since Oct. 18.

Death was due to several fractured vertebrae which he sustained on the evening of Oct. 18, when he fell from a hay loft in the stables conducted by Alvin Roe in the rear of the Graystone hotel in Court street, where he had gone to sleep. On the afternoon of Oct. 18 Mr. Nicholson with another man came to this city by means of a horse and wagon.

The two men parted and the next morning Nicholson was found on the floor of the stable where he had fallen from the hay loft. When he was first found it was thought that he was intoxicated and he was left in the stables for some time. Later it was seen that he was suffering from much pain and he was rushed to th hospital where it was determined that he had fractured several vertebrae in his back.

After the man was removed to the hospital and examined it was thought that he would pass away within days. His strong constitution, however, had prolonged death until Thursday evening. At times since that accident it has been reported that Mr. Nicholson had rallied and it was thought that he might even recover. His condition, however, had been weakening for the past week.

Mr. Nicholson was born in Kingston, Ont., Canada, the son of the late John and Margaret Nicholson. For many years he resided in Canada and about 37 years ago came to this country. For some time he had made his home with his brother in Glen Park.

He was a locomotive engineer and for many years was employed by the New York Central. Just prior to the accident he had been employed by the town of Brownville and was working on a county road for some time. Many years ago he was married and his wife went to a western state to reside. Upon the death of his wife he returned to northern New York.

Surviving Mr. Nicholson are five brothers, Ernest of Ann Arbor, Harry of Glen Park, Thomas of Kingston, Ontario, James of Georgetown, Washington, and Charles of Kingston, and one sister, Mrs. John Bearance of Kingston.

The remains were removed to the Guilfoyle parlors and on Saturday will be taken by motor hearse to Kingston, Ontario, where funeral services will be held and burial made.

[Somehow related to Minnie Kelly Richley]

Watertown Daily Times, February 29, 1924; page fifteen

Mrs. Margaretta Grant Dies From Burns At Kingston

Kingston, Ont., Feb. 25. – Mrs. Margaretta Grant of Portsmouth, sister of Harry Nicholson of Watertown, died at the General hosp………………… as a result of burns sus…………. Her clothing caught fire…………….She was the wife of F………… Grant and a daughter of …………… fesso r Alexander Nic…………. Queens University. The funeral was held…………

[Article obscured by watermark. Why was she not mentioned in William J Nicholson’s obituary? Were there two Harry Nicholson’s in Watertown?]

Jefferson County Journal, April 16, 1924; page 4

Card of Thanks
We wish to express our deep appreciation to friends and neighbors for the kindness shown us during the illness and death of our beloved wife and mother; also to the employes of W, S, Rice Inc., for the beautiful flowers.
John Kelly and Family

Jefferson County Journal, April 16, 1924; page 6.

Reginald Richley, retired sailor, No. 3 Phelps street, Adams says: ..... [advertisement for Doan's Kidney Pills]

Jefferson County Journal, Wednesday, July 8, 1924, pg 2

Mrs. S. B. Kelley of West Rodman passed the evening of June 27 with her aunt, Mrs. Almira Ansted.

Van Aukens Corners
Charles Kelley has returned to work after being laid up with a badly burned foot.

Dennis Kelley and family of Allendale spent last week Sunday with his sister-in-law, Mrs. Hannah Kelley and sons

Jefferson County Journal , Wednesday, February 4, 1925, pg 8

Mrs. S. B. Kelley of West Rodman spent a day recently with her aunt, Mrs. Almira Ansted

Jefferson County Journal, Wednesday, June 23, 1925, page 4

Kelley – Edmonds – In Rodman, June 16, by Rev. Albert G. Todd, Mark S. Kelley and Miss Muriel Idel Edmonds, both of Rodman.

Jefferson County Journal, November 4, 1925; page 4

Cutter – In Adams, Nov 4, Mrs. Ellen Richley Cutter, aged 84 yrs. Funeral Saturday at 3 p. m. Omit flowers. Burial in Rural cemetery.

[Mother of Reginald Richley]

Jefferson County Journal, Wednesday, January 13, 1926, page 6

West Smithville and Brunnell District
Mrs. Arwilda Barrett is visiting her daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs. Will Kelley

Jefferson County Journal, Wednesday, February 10, 1926, page 2

West Smithville and Brunnell District
Walter Barrett, Will Kelley and daughter, Katherine, and Howard Hockey were in Watertown Friday

Jefferson County Journal, Wednesday, March 24, 1926, page 7

West Smithville and Brunnell District
Mr and Mrs Will Kelley and family have moved from Capt. Butts’ farm to Mrs. Arwilda Barrett’s house near Henderson.

Jefferson County Journal, May 5, 1926; page four

Lyman – Kelly – In Adams, April 29, by Rev. Grant Chambers, Gordon Walker Lyman and E. Burnette Kelly, both of Adams.

Jefferson County Journal, Wednesday, May 1?, 1926, page ?

Van Auken Corners
Hannah Kelley has gone to Adams to stay for a while with her daughter, Mrs. Joseph Robarge, who is now living above Castor’s garage, Liberty street, Adams

Jefferson County Journal, Wednesday, February 9, 1927, page 7

John Kelley of S. L. U. was home over Sunday, returning to Canton Tuesday

Jefferson County Journal, April 20, 1927, page 5

Mrs. J. C. Groff spent Easter in Brooklyn with her aunt, Miss F. B. Flood.

Jefferson County Journal, April 20, 1927, page 7

Van Aukens Corners
Jack Kelley and family of Watertown were Sunday evening callers at their old homestead

Jefferson County Journal, Wednesday, May 11, 1927, page 5

Business Notes
For Sale – The Philip Kelley house on Wardwell street. Inquire Mrs. W. D. Churchill, 1162 Boyd St., Watertown. Phone 1779. – 19tf

Jefferson County Journal, Adams. N. Y., Wednesday, July 13, 1927; page 1, top of column 5

Florence A. Kelly

Miss Florence A. Kelly, aged 46 years, died at the home of her father, John E. Kelly, on Church Street West, Thursday, July 7, at 10:45 a. m.

Because of ill health she had been making her home with her father and her sister, Mrs. Margaret Cannan, since April 30, coming here from New York, where she had lived for the past twelve years. She was employed by the government during the World war in the manufacture of gas masks, from which she suffered a severe attack of chemical poisoning which left her heart in a weakened condition. She has recently finished a complete course in a beauty culture school and the close application to this work helped to hasten her end.

At 8:30 Thursday morning she came downstairs, took her heart medicine at the usual time and then went to her room to lie down again. At 9:30 her sister entered the room and finding her seriously ill summoned Dr. Hollis, but all efforts to revive her failed.

Florence Kelly was born in Kingston, Ont., the daughter of John E. and Catherine McDonald Kelly, and came to Adams to live when about a year old. She was educated in the Adams schools and was a member of St. Ceclia's church of Adams, where services were held Saturday morning at 9:30, Rev. Father J. R. McClure of Sackets Harbor officiating. Burial was made in Elmwood cemetery.

Miss Kelly was of a very lovable, kindly nature and was always ready with services in illness or trouble. She had many friends who will miss her and her death is a severe loss to her family and friends.

She is survived by her father and the following brothers and sisters: John E. Kelly, Jr., of Watertown, Margaret Cannan of Adams, Mrs. Harry A. Brown, Mrs. John Thornley and Mrs. John F. Collins of Syracuse, Allen R. Kelly of Washington D. C., and Harry A. Kelly of Adams; also an aunt, Mrs. Flora McDonald, of Adams. A sister, Mrs. Harry A. Brown, of Syracuse, was unable to be present at the services as had just undergone a serious operation. Other brothers and sisters with their families were present at the services, also Mrs. Anna Eagan, R. W. Eagan, Geo. F. Kelly and family of Syracuse.

Card of Thanks

We wish to express our deep appreciation to friends, neighbors and relatives for the beautiful floral tributes sent at the death of our beloved daughter and sister, and for the many cards and words of sympathy in our loss.

John E. Kelly and Family.

The Fulton Patriot, Wednesday, November 23, 1927

West Granby –
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson of Adams, were Sunday guests at the Olds and Kelly homestead.

The Journal and Republican, Lowville, NY, Thursday, June 7, 1928


Stricken with a heart attack, George W. Kelly, 62, real estate dealer and long well known businessman of Watertown, dropped dead Sunday afternoon shortly before 2 o’clock on the porch of the home of Mrs. James E. DeFriend, 352 Franklin street.

Skipped paragraphs

Mr. Kelly was born at Napanee, Canada, son of Richard and Martha Ann Humphrys Kelly. He came to Watertown in early youth and took up the trade of a barber. For many years he conducted his own shop. Later he was in the clothing business and also built a large number of houses, later selling them. He owned extensive real estate in the city.

Mr. Kelly was widely known as a horseman. He owned at various times a number of fast trotters and often had entries in racing meets at county fairs.

Mr. Kelly is survived by his widow, two sisters, Mrs. George Burdick and Miss Jennie Kelly, Watertown, and two brothers, Earl W., of Chicago and Byron A. Kelly of Bradford, PA.

The Fulton Patriot, Wednesday, October 31, 1928

West Granby-
Carol Kelly and D. C. Hudson went to Grassybrook farm at Alden Creek recently and purchased three head of purebred cattle.

Mrs. B. H. Kelly and Mrs. W. J. Summerville and daughter, Mary, spent Saturday in Syracuse.

There were no articles found from 1929.


1 comment:

Tipper said...

Neat! Even the ones that are short and sweet-have a whole story behind them. Makes me wonder what they thought when they looked in the paper and read them themselves-you know the ones who weren't dead : )