When Wilma Kelly was born on 21 June 1911, in Jay, Indiana, United States, her father, Francisco Marion Kelly, was 21 and her mother, Bessie May Grable, was 23. She married Irl Lewis Walker on 26 August 1948, in Indiana, United States. She lived in Penn Township, Jay, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Pennville, Penn Township, Jay, Indiana, United States in 1950. She died on 18 August 1996, in Berne, Wabash Township, Adams, Indiana, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Pennville, Penn Township, Jay, Indiana, United States.
Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Kieran, Aileen, John Patrick, Siobhan, Liam, Brigid, Donovan, Eamon, Parnell, Aidan, Clancy.
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallaigh, or, in some areas, Mac Ceallaigh ‘descendant (or son) of Ceallach’, an ancient Irish personal name, originally a byname meaning ‘bright-headed’, later understood as ‘frequenting churches’ (Irish ceall). There are several early Irish saints who bore this name. Kelly is now the most common of all surnames in Ireland.
Scottish: habitational name from either the lands of Kelly, near Arbroath (Angus), Kellie in Carnbee (Fife), or Kelly in Methlick (Aberdeenshire). Each of these placenames is from Pictish celli or Gaelic coille ‘wood’ + the placename forming suffix -in. Alternatively, from the lands of Kelloe in the barony of Hume (Berwickshire), whose name is of uncertain origin.