William Edward Kelly

5 April 1828–18 June 1899 (Age 71)
Marown, Isle of Man

The Life Summary of William Edward

When William Edward Kelly was born on 5 April 1828, in Marown, Isle of Man, his father, John Kelly, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Quine, was 31. He married Ann Faragher on 15 July 1846, in Thayer, Union, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850 and Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. He registered for military service in 1846. He died on 18 June 1899, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in American Fork Cemetery, American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States.

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William Edward Kelly
Elizabeth Cunningham
Marriage: 17 May 1862
Agnes Ann Kelly
Daniel Kelly
Julia Kelly
George Arza Kelly
Calvin Willard Kelly
Elizabeth Kelly
Olive Maud Kelly
Ernest Augustus Kelly
Oren Donald Kelly
Elbert Matthew Kelly
Orson Nichols Kelly

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 May 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 2
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1832 · The Scottish Reform Act
    Age 4
    The Scottish Reform Act was introduced by Parliament that introduced changes to the election laws in Scotland. The Act didn’t change the method of how the counties elected members but adopted a different solution for each pair of counties. Ultimately, it brought about boundary changes so that some burghs would have more say for the country than others.
    1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.
    Age 19
    The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.

    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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    THE KELLYS OF BALLABREW BRADDAN WRITTEN BY NIGEL CROWE ISLE OF MAN The place name of Ballabrew has now passed almost totally out of currency, following the abandonment of the farmhouse and the omiss …

    Sources (98)

    • William Kelly in household of John Kelly, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • William E Kelly in entry for E M Kelly and Bessie H Shaw, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"
    • William Kelley in entry for Ada Jane Olmstead, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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