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]

1 comment:

Carol said...

Lots and lots of good stuff here, love these tidbits of color for our famly. Like the way you are presenting them, with notes about who they are. Nice!