Monday, April 20, 2009

Obituary: James Kelly, 69, 1860-1930

Waterloo Daily Courier - 22 May 1930
  Independence, IA -- Funeral services for James Kelly, 69, Mystic, Ia., who died Wednesday night at People's hospital as the result of gunshot wounds in the abdomen, self inflected, Thursday awaited arrival of relatives. The body is at the Swan & Leyze undertaking parlors.
  Mr. Kelly was visiting at the home of a daughter, Mrs. George Schaefer, living one mile north of Jesup, at 5:45 pm Wednesday.
  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kelly, 415 Parker street, Waterloo, are relatives.  Four sons and three daughters survive. No cause is known for the self-destruction.
  James Kelly was born 20 December 1860 in Knockmarloch, Riccarton, Ayr, Scotland, son of James Kelly and Agnes Reid, immigrated to the USA in 1884, was naturalized in 1896, died 21 May 1930 in Jessup, Buchanan County, Iowa, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery, Appanoose County, Iowa. James married (1) 25 July 1881 in Riccarton, Scotland, Mary Reid who was born 27 February 1861, daughter of William Reid and Mary Overend, died 24 September 1902 in Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa  and buried in the Jerome Cemetery in Appanoose County, Iowa.  James married (2) c1906 Jane Scott who was born c1860 in Scotland, daughter of William Scott and Margaret Semple and immigrated to the USA in 1882. 
  Ten children were born during his first marriage to Mary Reid:  (1) Mary Kelly who was born 20 November 1881 in Scotland, married Charles Wesley Fox (son of Elias Z. Fox and Amanda Hoover), died 27 December 1935, and buried in the Jerome Cemetery; (2) Robert Kelly was born 23 October 1882 in Scotland, married 1 March 1903 Myrtle Lula Morrison (daughter of Lewis Kossuth Morrison and Celestia Elizabeth Crowder), died 16 September 1919 in Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa, and was buried in Elgin Cemetery, Mystic, Iowa; (3) William Reed Kelly was born 22 Jun 1884 in Scotland, married Kate Lewis (daughter of Daniel Lewis and Mary Ann Griffith), and died 7 May 1962; (4) Martha Kelly was born 5 March 1886 in Missouri, married 4 November 1904 in Mystic, Iowa, Samuel Oscar Wickline (son of Alonzo Wickline and Mary Whan), died 1 January 1956 in Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa; (5) Margaret Kelly was born November 1887, died 22 June 1902, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery; (6) John Kelly was born 25 September 1889 in Brazil, Appanoose County, Iowa, married 30 January 1910 Jennie E. Johnson (daughter of Henry Clark Johnson and Virginia Matilda Strunk), died 5 January 1974 in Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa; (7) James J. Kelly was born 12 August 1891, married Mary Magdalene Lewis (daughter of Daniel Lewis and Mary Ann Griffith), died 21 July 1929 in Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa, and was buried in Highland Cemetery in Mystic, Iowa; (8) Thomas Kelly was born Aug 1896 in Iowa, married Minnie Schafer (daughter of John and Mary Schafer of Winthrop, Iowa), lived in Waterloo, Iowa, in 1930, died 21 July 1956 in Yakima, Washington, and was buried in Winthrop, Iowa; (9) Anna Kelly was born 17 September 1898 in Iowa, married Iver Leonard Blomgren (son of August Blomgren and Hattie Peterson), and died 16 December 1965; and (10) Andrew R. Kelly was born 13 July 1900, married 21 May 1932 Theresa M. Hoerner (daughter of Julius Hoerner), died 13 October 1962, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Mystic, Appanoose County, Iowa.
  The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution of this obituary to The Jerome Journal by Susan Kelly Templin of Albia, Iowa.  Additional information taken from her GEDCOM Roots, Branches, Limbs, and Twigs of the Blythe-Kelly Family Tree posted on 

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