Harriet Irene Kelsey

Brief Life History of Harriet Irene

When Harriet Irene Kelsey was born on 13 August 1917, in Clarendon, Orleans, New York, United States, her father, Leon Levi Kelsey, was 29 and her mother, Bertha Lovina Kidney, was 24. She married Eugene Cortez Marsh about 1934, in United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Orleans, New York, United States in 1920 and Barre, Orleans, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died on 6 December 1949, in Marshall, Harrison, Texas, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Albion, Orleans, New York, United States.

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Eugene Cortez Marsh
Harriet Irene Kelsey
Marriage: about 1934
Betty Jean Marsh
Eugene Cortez Marsh
Gerald Leon Marsh

Sources (11)

  • Harriet Maesh Or Marsh in household of Eugene Marsh, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harriet I Marsh, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"
  • Harriett I Kelesy in entry for Betty Jean Preece, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.


Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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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