Ellen Lucy Kelley

28 March 1897–5 October 1984 (Age 87)
Rock Creek Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ellen Lucy

When Ellen Lucy Kelley was born on 28 March 1897, in Rock Creek Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Martin Kelley, was 57 and her mother, Mary Jane Ellison, was 42. She married Irwin Lee Christy on 5 October 1923, in Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Appanoose Township, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Fullerton Judicial Township, Orange, California, United States in 1940. She died on 5 October 1984, in Fullerton, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Melrose Abbey Memorial Park, Anaheim, Orange, California, United States.

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Irwin Lee Christy
Ellen Lucy Kelley
Marriage: 5 October 1923
Donald Irwin Christy

Spouse and Children

5 October 1923
Hancock, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 13

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Irish, Scottish, and English: variant spelling of Kelly .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ellan Christie in household of Erwin Christie, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ellen S Kelley in household of Martin Kelley, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ellen L Kelly in household of Martin Kelly, "United States Census, 1910"

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