Anna Florence Kelsey

24 December 1879–9 February 1944 (Age 64)
Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Anna Florence

When Anna Florence Kelsey was born on 24 December 1879, in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Frank Charles Kelsey, was 32 and her mother, Harriet Whitman, was 20. She married Henry Harrison Kingsley on 18 January 1906, in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. She lived in Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States for about 40 years. She died on 9 February 1944, in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 64.

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Henry Harrison Kingsley
Anna Florence Kelsey
Marriage: 18 January 1906

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18 January 1906
Claremont, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 19

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from North or South Kelsey in Lincolnshire, so named from Cēol, an Old English personal name, or alternatively from an unattested Old Scandinavian word, kæl ‘wedge-shaped piece of land’, + ēg ‘island’, ‘area of dry land in a marsh’.2 Possibly also an Americanized form of German Gelzer.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Florence Kelsey in household of Frank Kelsey, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Florence K Kingsley in household of Frank C Kelsey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Kelsey, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"

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