Moriah Emily Kelly

Brief Life History of Moriah Emily

When Moriah Emily Kelly was born on 30 January 1851, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, her father, Reverend Clinton Kelly, was 42 and her mother, Moriah Maldon Crain, was 36. She married John Shaver in 1871, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Metzger, Washington, Oregon, United States for about 10 years and Eugene Election Precinct 28, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 17 July 1940, in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

John Shaver
Moriah Emily Kelly
Marriage: 1871
William Shaver
Mary E. Shaver
Harold Maldon Shaver
Cora Madeleine Shaver
Isolene Rousseau Shaver
Sarah Angeline "Pansy" Shaver
John Willard Shaver

Sources (18)

  • Maria E Shaver, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Moriah Emily Shaver, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Death Records, 1864-1967"
  • Emily Kelly in entry for Cora Madeleine Shaver, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Death Records, 1864-1967"

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Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


Grant County was established on Oct. 14, 1864, and named for General Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the Union Army during the Civil War. Early in his military career Grant was stationed at Fort Vancouver and assigned to protect the increasing number of emigrants on the Oregon Trail. Grant County is located in eastern Oregon and was created out of Wasco and Umatilla Counties. At that time Grant County was the largest county in the state. Its size was later reduced by the transfer of land to Lake County and the creation of Harney​ and Wheeler Counties. Grant County shares boundaries with 8 counties: Morrow, Umatilla, and Union to the north; Harney to the south; Malheur and Baker to the east; and Crook and Wheeler to the west. It has an area of 4,528 square miles.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

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.

Name Meaning

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.

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

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