Monday, July 12, 2010

Kelly Newspaper Briefs 1915-1929

Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

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.


Monday, July 5, 2010

Kelly Newspaper Briefs 1900-1914

Amanuensis: A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another.

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.

Jefferson County Journal, July 3, 1900; page 5

Mrs. Thomas Bowen and niece, Miss Hazel Kelley of Utica are guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. White at Hotel Gardner this week.

Our popcorn man, John Kelly, has been missed from his accustomed place on our streets the last few evenings owing to an attack of typhoid pneumonia. He is improving.

[The only John Kelly/Kelley listed on 1900 census in Adams was John E Kelly b 1857, s/o John and Margaret]

Watertown Daily Times, November 30, 1900; page 8


On Thanksgiving day, at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Howard, 71 Stone street, occurred the marriage of David William Kenyon and Miss Lena May Howard, both of this city, in the presence of the immediate relatives and friends, Rev. W. G. Rogers, of the Baptist church performing the ceremony.

The bride was attended by Miss C___ A. Mason, of this city, a sister, and Carl H. Simon, of Rome, acted as best man.

At 3:30 Lohengrin’s march was played by Miss Mary Annand and the party entered the front parlor through an aisle of evergreens formed by Misses Lucile Greenland and Edna Kelly. Ulysses S. Grant acted as usher. Followed by Rev. W. G. Rogers and the best man, the bride and groom took their places beneath an arch of evergreens and white chrysanthemums with a beautiful _________ at the back, composed of the same flowers. The decorations throughout the house were in green and white.

The ceremony was short and impressive, the ring service being used. After congratulations, the party enjoyed a dainty collation and at 6:30, after the usual demonstrations. Mr. and Mrs. Kenyon left for two weeks trip, a week of which will be spent at the home of Mr. Kenyon’s parents at Lee Centre, N. Y. and the remainder with the bride’s sister, Mrs. Jay Diamond, of Syracuse.

The bride wore a gown of cream Leurietta trimmed with ________ de__ and pearls and she carried a bouquet of bride roses and ____. The bridesmaid wore a gown of light blue organdie trimmed with white valencieunes lace and carried a bouquet of white chrysanthemums and _____.

The bride received many very beautiful and useful presents.

Among the guests was Mrs. W. B. Greenland, of Johnstown, N. Y.

The groom is employed at D. S. Brown’s wholesale house and during his six years residence in this city has made many friends. The bride is a young lady of many estimable qualities and her loving disposition has endeared her to all.

Mr and Mrs. Kenyon will be home after Dec. 10 at 87 Arsenal street.

[Edna Kelly was age 6 and lived next door to the Howard family. Ulysses Grant lived a few doors further down and would married Edna’s sister, Mina Kelly in 1903. This came up in a search for Edna. Interesting (to me) is that Harold A Kenyon 1910-1975 would marry Daurice Kelly 1915-1951. Daurice was a cousin of Edna and Minnie.]

Jefferson County Journal, December 11, 1900, page 4

Kelley – Gardner In Watertown, Nov. 28 by Rev. H. N. Dunning at 11 Huntingtom street Lewis [?] John Kelley to Eva Maud Gardner, both of Watertown, N. Y

[I have no further information on this couple]

Jefferson County Journal, Deecember 18, 1900, page 5

Among the applicants last week for enlistment at the United States recruiting office in Syracuse was Philip Kelley of this village

[Philip M b 1882, s/o William and Mary]

Jefferson County Journal, January 8, 1901

Kelly – In Adams, Jan 4. Mrs. Mary Kelly, age 72 years.

Mrs. Mary Kelly died at her home on Liberty street, Thursday. The funeral was held from her late residence Saturday, Rev. John Richards officiating. Internment at Rural cemetery.

[Widow of Michael. I have not yet discovered her maiden name.]

The Watertown Herald, May 18, 1901

The death of Margaret E. Kelly, wife of Fred B. Kelly, occurred very suddenly Tuesday afternoon at her home, No. 23 Charles street, at the age of 36 years. Mrs. Kelly was in apparently in good health the previous evening and went for a walk, but during the night she was seized with convulsions and died the next forenoon. She is survived by her husband, a nine year-old daughter and by her aged mother, Mrs. William Hennessy, and several brothers and sisters in Canada.

Jefferson County Journal, May 21, 1901, page 4

Kelley – In Watertown, May 14, Margaret A., wife of Fred B. Kelley, aged 36 years.

[Have no idea if they fit into my family tree. The Hennessy surname is connected to the Kelly's but I have no information on the family of William Hennessy]

Jefferson County Journal, September 10, 1901; page 4

Richley – Kelly – In Brooklyn Sept 1 at St Louis’ church, by the Rev. Father Jollon Miss Minnie E Kelly, formerly of Adams, and Reginald N. Richley of Brooklyn.

[Minnie aka Mary b 1866, d/o John and Eliza]

Jefferson County Journal, May 13, 1902, page

col. 1
Local Record - Adams
Allen Kelly of Syracuse is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kelly

[Allen s/o John E and Catherine]

col. 2
Dick Kelly, since he took possession of the Adams House, has made great improvements in the same. He has put in mew furniture, changed the location of the bar, papered and painted throughout. Dick has considerable experience in hotel business and no doubt will make a success

[Richard, s/o John E and Catherine?]

Jefferson County Journal, Adams, NY, June 10, 1902, page 10, col 2

The People Of The State of New York – To Phillip Kelley, George Kelley, James Kelley, Robert McDonald, Charles McDonald, Phillip M Kelley, Albert B Kelly, William D Kelly, Mary E Kelly, Hazel M Kelly, Henry Overton, LG Fish, EJ Seeber, DE Taylor, FG Moore, Alfred Goss, LJ Bullock, The Citizens National Bank, WL Pratt, TP Saunders, WR Brown, VH Legg, Loren Ripley, FJ Garvin, LA Safford, GF Maloney, HH Norton, and Charles Cobb, consisting all of the heirs at law, next of kin, legatees, devisees, creditors and occupants of the real estate of Mary A Kelley, late of the town of Adams, in the county of Jefferson deceased and to all other creditors and persons interested in any manner whatever in the estate of the deceased, send greeting.

You and each of you are hereby cited and required personally to be and appear before our Surrogate of the county of Jefferson, at his office in the city of Watertown, in said County, on the 16th day of June, 1902, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon of that day, then and there to show cause, if any you have, why the real estate of said deceased should not be mortgaged, leased or sold for the payments of the debts of said deceased and why an order by said Surrogate, authorizing, empowering and directing Daniel Fish administrator of the estate of Mary A Kelley, deceased, to mortgage, lease or sell, so much of the real estate of said deceased as shall be necessary to pay the debts and funeral expenses of said deceased.

And that if any of the persons interested be under the age of twenty-one years, they are required to appear by their guardian, if they have one, or if they have none that they appear and apply for one to be appointed, or in the event of their neglect or failure to do so, a guardian will be appointed by the Surrogate to represent and act for them in the proceeding.

In testimony whereof, we have caused the seal of office of said Surrogate to be affixed:
[L. S.] Witness Charles L Adams, Surrogate of said county at the city of Watertown, the -0th day of April, A. D. 1902

C L Adams, Surrogate

A F & T F Saunders
Attorneys for Administrator
Adams, Jeff. Co. N. Y.

[See Heirs of Mary A Kelly for more information]

Jefferson County Journal, August 19, 1902, page 5

Local Record - Adams
Last Thursday the Mary Kelley house was bid in by Wm. Jimerson for $155

Jefferson County Journal, Tuesday, May 5, 1903, page 5
In Adams, April 29, Richard Arthur Kelley, aged 2 years

[I do not know who his parents were at this time]

Jefferson County Journal, 1903 – 0101.PDF
Kelley – In Adams, Oct 13, to Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Kelley, a son, Phillip Kelley

Watertown Daily Times, Wednesday, September 28, 1904; page 6, col.

Bert Kelly has purchased the M. . Larkin place on Liberty street

[Bert aka Albert, s/o William and Mary]

The Watertown Herald, Sat.,June 2, 1906

Kelly - Olds - At the State street Methodist Episcopal parsonage, 10 William street, by Rev. Charles L. Peck, May 23, 1906, Bert Henry Kelly and Ethel Olds, both of Adams

[Bert, s/o William and Mary. Ethel aka Lilah, d/o Thaddeus Olds]

The Watertown Herald, Sat. Aug 15, 1908

Mrs. Wallace Olds and Mrs. Kendrick Byron of Great Bend were guests of Mrs. Thaddeus Olds and Mrs. Bert Kelly recently.

Jefferson County Journal, November 8, 1908; page 4

Douglas in Sacket Harbor. Nov. 12, Florence Douglas, infant daughter of Carl and Minnie Kelly Douglas, aged 2 months.

[Not certain who Minnie's parents were.]

Jefferson County Journal, 1910 – 0235.PDF

[Part of a long letter to editor]
Danville, Ill. Where I spent a week visiting former Adams neighbor, John Kelley and family, is proud of their resident, “uncle Joe” Cannon. Through his efforts in congress a fine post office is nearing completion, and so far as I could learn he will receive the hearty support of his town’s people for the coming election
Clara A Davis

[Clara A. Davis b. abt 1872 lived on Phelps St 1910. John Kelly b abt 1863, s/o John b abt 1819 who lived on Phelps St.. 1910 census, Vermilion Co, IL there are two John’s with families; John B. Kelley b abt 1850 Ireland, wife Marguerite and sister-in-law Catherine Henry; John Kelly b abt 1868 NY, wife Katie, 5 children and 2 brothers-in-law, Morris and John Hurley. KELLY, JOHN - HURLEY, CATHERINE E 1897-06-23 3 /156 12469 VERMILION]

Jefferson County Journal, 1910 – 0287.PDF

Local Record
John Kelley has raised his home on Railroad street and will dig a cellar under same. He also moved the addition from the west to the north side. Jerome Ripley did the work

[John E b 1857 per 1910 census]

Jefferson County Journal – 1910 date cut off

Mrs. William Blake of Oswego has been visiting her niece, Mrs R. N. Richley, Phelps street. Both left Tuesday morning for a short visit with relatives in Oneida county, after which, Mrs. Richley will accompany her aunt to Oswego for a few days before returning home.

[Mrs RN Richley = Minnie E Kelly. Based on death of a Blake cousin 1913 it seems that Minnie was the niece of Mr Blake rather than Mrs. Blake, however more research needed]

Jefferson County Journal, 1911 - 0630.pdf

Mrs. Phil Kelly and Miss Hazel Kelly are visiting her sister, Mrs. Ferdinand Strieff of Watertown during the holidays

[Mrs Streiff = Mamie Kelly, d/o William and Mary. Hazel was her sister and Mrs Phil (Jennie Phillips), her sister-in-law]

Jefferson County Journal, 1911 – date and page cut off

Mrs. John Kelly and daughter were recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. John Canan in Utica.

[Mrs Canan = Margaret Kelly, d/o John and Catherine]

The Watertown Herald, Sat. March 4, 1911, pg 4

Mrs. Bert Kelly spent several days last week at Lacona with her husband who is express agent there.

The Watertown Herald, Saturday, March 11, 1911, page 4, col 3

Mrs. Bridget Kelly, wife of James Kelly, died Wednesday afternoon at the family home, No. 334 North Rutland street, aged 65 years. Death was due to an attack of acute diabetes.

Mrs. Kelly had been a resident of this city for the past eight years, coming here from Enterprise, Ont., where she had lived the greater part of her life.

Besides her husband, she is survived by five sons, William and Louis of Flint, Mich., James, Michael and Albert of this city, and three daughters, Mrs. John O'Conner and the Misses Cassie and May Kelly, all of this city.

The funeral will be held from her late home this morning at 9 a. m. and from the Holy Family church at 9:30. Internment will be made in Calvary cemetery

Same page, col. 5

Kelly - In this city, March 8, 1911, Bridget, wife of James Kelly, aged 65 years and 1 month

[I do not have more information on this family]

Jefferson County Journal, March 12, 1911

Mrs. R. N. Richley went on the New York excursion last week.

[Minnie E Kelly]

Jefferson County Journal, August 2, 1911; page 5

There will be an ice cream social on the lawn of St. Cecilia’s church on the evening of Wednesday, aug. 9. Good music in attendance. Selections on bones by John Kelly, the popcorn man.

George F. Kelly of Syracuse was in town over Sunday. His daughters, Edna and Irene are visiting friends in Adams and vicinity, Miss Irene now in Worth.

[John E b 1857 and his brother, George b 1872, sons of John and Margaret]

The Watertown Herald, Saturday, December 9, 1911, page 1, col. 2

James A. Kelly

James A. Kelly, a well known resident of this city died Monday morning at the home of his son, Thomas Kelly on the Adams road near Watertown Center. Mr. Kelly went to visit his son about a week ago and was taken suddenly ill. He gradually weakened until his death.

Mr. Kelly was 67 years old. He was born in Canada but had lived in this country for many years. He had been a resident of Watertown for the past 22 years. Mr. Kelly was a veteran of the Civil War. For many years he had served as an employee at Brookside cemetery.

Mr. Kelly is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. C H. Weaver of Careyville, Mrs. Matthew Scriminger of Oswego and Miss Maud Kelly of this city, and four sons, Francis J. of Millston, Thomas of the town or Watertown, William J. of Adams and Eugene of Flint, Mich

[Do not know if or how these Kelly's are related to me]

Jefferson County Journal, August 14, 1912; page 5

Alexandria Bigness

Alexandria Bigness, age 92 years and six months, died Saturday evening, August 8, at his late home at Black River. He had lived in Black River over 40 years, and the people will greatly miss him. Death was due to old age and a cancer. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sons, John, residing at Watertown, Norris and William of Black River; one daughter, Mrs. John Kelly, residing at Watertown, four nieces, Mrs. Frank Wilcox of Huntingtonville, Mrs. Frank Thomas of Watertown, Mrs. Floyd Groff of Adams, and Mrs. Andy Obey of Syracuse, and one brother, Azeb of Alexandria Bay. His funeral was held at 8 o’clock Tuesday morning at St Paul’s church [remainder covered b watermark]

[Mrs J Kelly = Etta Bigness, w/o John E Kelly, Jr b abt 1879]

Jefferson County Journal, Oct. 16, 1912, page 5

Local Record
Bert Kelly is employed in the express office.

Jefferson County Journal, April 30, 1913; page 5

Mrs. R. N. Richley, Phelps street, received news of the death of her cousin, John Blake, of Taberg, Oneida county. She left Tuesday morning to attend the funeral.

[Mrs R Richley = Minnie E Kelly]

Jefferson County Journal, September 5, 1913, page 5

Mrs. John Cannan is the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kelley.

[Mammie Kelly, d/o John and Catherine]

Jefferson County Journal, Oct. 29, 1913, page 5, col. 3

Mrs. Bert Kelly gave a party Saturday afternoon from 3 to 5 in celebration of her son. Carroll's seventh birthday which occurred on Sunday

Jefferson County Journal, July 29, 1914; page 5

George Kelly, wife and three children of Syracuse are spending several days among relatives and friends in the village. George says Adams has improved greatly in the twenty years he has been away from his native home. He came by auto.

[George, s/o John and Maragret]

Jefferson County Journal, Wednesday, December 16, 1914, page 1

Two Children Perish In Burning House

A heart rending calamity occurred in Adams last Thursday. Mrs. William Kelley, who resided in a one room house on Elmwood avenue with her husband and three children, visited a neighbor on the morning of that day and left two of her children in bed. Shortly after the mother left home the house was discovered to be in flames. The fire department was prompt in responding to the call, but was too late to save the children’s lives. As soon as the house could be entered the little boy, William, a year and six months old child, was burned to a crisp. The little four year old daughter, Dorothy, was so badly burned that nothing could be done to save her life. She was hurried to the Sisters’ hospital in Watertown in one of Mr. Greenley’s automobiles. Dr. Deuel, Rev. Joseph Kerr and Mrs. Frank Maxon accompanied them, Rev. Kerr carrying the suffering child in his arms. Death, however, relieved the little suffer shortly after arriving at the hospital. The other son, Thomas, aged ten years, was in school and of course escaped.

The origin of the fire is not known. It was probably caused by the coal stove burning in the room, which was lined with tarred paper. The report that the mother locked the door is untrue. The father, who is a driver for a livery concern, was away when the fire occurred. The whole community sympathizes with the stricken family, and this was shown at the funeral which was held at the Presbyterian church on Friday, and the Rev. Kerr officiated. The mother was completely prostrated by the terrible calamity. The people of Adams are responding generously to the needs of the family. A house has been rented for them and coal put in and the necessities of every kind are being contributed, the ministers of the village taking the lead in the kind work.

The children were recovered from the burning house by Ed Carter, one of the firemen

[William Kelly and Lucy Barrett. Thomas Flemming, Lucy’s son from her 1st marriage]

Jefferson County Journal, December 23, 1914; page 6

Mrs. Pearl Barrett went to Adams last week and brought her daughter, Mrs. Kelly, who was burned out and lost two little children in a fire, home with her.

[Mrs Perle Barrett = Ardwila Babcock. Mrs Kelly = Lucy Barrett]

Thursday, July 1, 2010

June Shout Out

I am very embarrassed that I am this far behind. I went to do the July shout out this morning and found the June edition sitting there as a draft. The July edition will follow in a couple of days.

My thanks to those that left comments in May!

Joan Hill at Roots'n'Leaves  and Letters of Ralph Jabez McPherson

Great Koehl at Greta's Genealogy Bog, GYR Afield and GYR of Northern VA

Pam Warren at Granny Pam and Granny's Genealogy 

Ginger Smith at Genealogy by Ginger's Blog 

Barbara Poole at Life From The Roots  

Heather Rojo at Nutfield Genealogy

Brenda at Journey to the Past

Betty Tartas at Betty's Boneyard Genealogy Blog

David at ShowMeAncestors

Nancy at My Ancestors and Me

Becky Wiseman at Kinexxions

Steve Danko at Steve's Genealogy Blog

Nikki-ann at Notes of Life

Carol at Reflections From the Fence

Susan Kitchens at Family Oral History Using Digital Tools

Harriet at Genealogy Fun

Lori at Genealogy and Me

Jasia at Creative Gene and Discover St. Joseph, Michigan

Hummer at Branching Out Through The Years and Joyous Tomorrows 

Dr. Bill Smith at Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories

Lisa Wallen Logsdon at Old Stones Undeciphered 

Miriam Robbins Midkiff at AnceStories , Eastern Washington Genealogical Soc., Online Historical Directories and others.

Tipper at Blind Pig & the Acorn

Sharon at Kindred Footprints and Sharondipity

Schelly Talalay Dardashti at Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog

Kerry at Clue Wagon

Kevin W at Who We Were, Are & Will Be Our Family

Claudia at Claudia's Genealogy Blog and Claudia's Thoughts