John William Kelley

9 November 1872–30 January 1958 (Age 85)
Wicomico, Gloucester, Virginia, United States

The Life of John William

When John William Kelley was born on 9 November 1872, in Wicomico, Gloucester, Virginia, United States, his father, James William Kelley IV, was 25 and his mother, Felicia Elizabeth Spriggs, was 20. He married Mary Gertrude Hurst on 14 September 1897. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Wicomico, Northumberland, Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Wicomico Magisterial District, Northumberland, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 30 January 1958, in Northumberland, Virginia, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Rehoboth United Methodist Church, Northumberland, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John William Kelley
Mary Gertrude Hurst
Marriage: 14 September 1897
John Campbell Kelley
Felicia Gertrude Kelley
Tessie Kelley
Elizabeth Genevieve Kelley
Amy G Kelley
James H. Kelley
James Ware Kelley
Ada Kelley
Hilda Hurst Kelley

Spouse and Children

14 September 1897


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 22

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • John W Kelley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John W Kelly, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John W Kelley in household of James Kelley, "United States Census, 1880"

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