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
Mary Ann Kelley
Marriage: 8 December 1901
Albert James Best
Mabel Catherine Best
Jasper Herschel Best
Lois Lucille Best
Wilbern Elias Best

Spouse and Children

8 December 1901
Tyler, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James E. Kelly


    Catharine Arkansas Gunter




+3 More Children

World Events (8)


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.

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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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