Charles Bert Kelsey

Male27 March 1863–17 September 1935

Brief Life History of Charles Bert

When Charles Bert Kelsey was born on 27 March 1863, in Cascade, Kent, Michigan, United States, his father, Samuel Kelsey, was 48 and his mother, Sarah Jane Sawyer, was 38. He married Mary Caroline Atwater on 11 October 1888, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 17 September 1935, in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Graceland Memorial Park And Mausoleum, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States.

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Charles Bert Kelsey
Mary Caroline Atwater
Marriage: 11 October 1888
Randolph Atwater Kelsey
Anne Farnsworth Kelsey

Sources (14)

  • Charles B Kelsey in household of Horace Henshaw, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Chas. B. Kelsey, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Charles B. Kelsey, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 October 1888Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

    Age 16

    After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 19

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire, so named from an uncertain initial element (perhaps an Old English personal name with genitive -es) + Old English ēg ‘island’.

    Possibly also an Americanized form of German Gelzer.

    History: William Kelsey was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, in 1635 (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker).

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

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