Nora Kelley


Brief Life History of Nora

When Nora Kelley was born in 1854, in Ireland, her father, James Kelley, was 35 and her mother, Ellen Walsch, was 35. She married John William Branagan on 6 November 1873, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Antelope Election Precinct, Cheyenne, Nebraska, United States in 1880. She died in 1896, in Rock Springs, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 42.

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Family Time Line

John William Branagan
Nora Kelley
Marriage: 6 November 1873
Thomas Branigan
Ellen Nellie Brannigan
Nora Gertude Branigan
James Joseph Branigan
Morris Branigan
Mary Elizabeth Branigan
John Branigan
Bridget Branigan

Sources (1)

  • Nora Branagan in household of John Branagan, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 November 1873Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.


    Age 9

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

    Age 12

    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (Offaly) and English: variant of Kelly .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    Nora Kelley Branagan funeral

    MRS. BRANNIGAN'S FUNERAL. A large number of friends of the late Mrs. John Brannigan met the body of the dead lady at the depot this afternoon upon arrival of the train from the west. Mr. Brannigan an …

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