James Decatur Kerlee

10 February 1855–23 November 1921 (Age 66)
Franklin, Missouri, United States

The Life of James Decatur

When James Decatur Kerlee was born on 10 February 1855, in Franklin, Missouri, United States, his father, William James Kerley, was 23 and his mother, Lovisa Ann Murphy, was 17. He married Mary Sally Hibler on 20 May 1877, in Gasconade, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Darby, Ravalli, Montana, United States in 1920. He died on 23 November 1921, in Bitter Root, Ravalli, Montana, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Lone Pine Cemetery, Darby, Ravalli, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Decatur Kerlee
1855–1921
Mary Sally Hibler
1856–1942
Marriage: 20 May 1877
Edward Jackson Kerlee
1878–1952
William Arthur Kerlee
1879–1945
Cora Ellan Kerlee
1880–1926
Lilly May Kerlee
1881–1928
George Emmett Kerlee
1883–1883
Robert Elmer Kerlee
1884–1885
Rev. Benjamin Oscar Kerlee
1884–1957
Lewis Berten Kerlee
1887–1954
Bessie Myrtle Kerlee
1888–1987
Rose Leona Kerlee
1890–1966
Floss L Kerlee
1892–1960
Emma Grace Kerlee
1893–1950
Virgil Eugene Kerlee
1894–1908

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 May 1877
Gasconade, Missouri, United States
children

(13)

    Male1878–1952Male

    Male1879–1945Male

    Cora Ellan Kerlee

    Female1880–1926Female

    Lilly May Kerlee

    Female1881–1928Female

    George Emmett Kerlee

    Male1883–1883Male

+8 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William James Kerley

    Male1832–Male

    Female1837–1920Female

siblings

(3)

    Male1855–1921Male

    William Judson Kerley

    Male1860–Male

    Alice Kerley

    Female1865–Female

World Events (8)

1860

Age 5

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1864 · Montana Territory

Age 9

Montana was made a territory by President Abraham Lincoln on May 26 1864. The capital was Virginia City and remained the capital until 1894, when Helena became the capital.
1876 · Battle of Littlebig Horn

Age 21

Known as Custer's Last Stand, the Battle of Littlebig Horn took place on June 25 1876 and ended on June 26 1876. The battle was between the Lakota and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Calvary Regiment of the United States Army, headed by Colonel George Armstrong Custer. Custer was killed in the battle.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of German and Swiss Kehrli or Kerle, a variant of Kerl .2 Irish: variant spelling of Curley ( see McCurley ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Kirley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James Kerly in household of Ann Kerly, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James D Kerlee, "United States Census, 1920"

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