Mary Ann Kelley

12 August 1883–6 February 1951 (Age 67)
Jasper, Texas, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Kelley was born on 12 August 1883, in Jasper, Texas, United States, her father, James E. Kelly, was 27 and her mother, Catharine Arkansas Gunter, was 23. She married Marion Elias Best on 8 December 1901, in Tyler, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Justice Precinct 2, Tyler, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Justice Precinct 1, Tyler, Texas, United States for about 5 years. She died on 6 February 1951, in Woodville, Tyler, Texas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Mount Pisgah Community Cemetery, Woodville, Tyler, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marion Elias Best
1873–1953
Mary Ann Kelley
1883–1951
Marriage: 8 December 1901
Albert James Best
1903–1940
Mabel Catherine Best
1906–2001
Jasper Herschel Best
1909–1995
Lois Lucille Best
1913–2008
Wilbern Elias Best
1919–2007

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 December 1901
Tyler, Texas, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    James E. Kelly

    Male1856–1940Male

    Catharine Arkansas Gunter

    Female1860–1934Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1886

Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 11

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 18

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

Name Meaning

Irish, Scottish, and English: variant spelling of Kelly .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Best in household of Marion Best, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary A Best in household of Marion Best, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary A Best in household of Marion E Best, "United States Census, 1920"

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