William Henry Kelsey Jr.

31 December 1856–26 February 1918 (Age 61)
London, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Henry

When William Henry Kelsey Jr. was born on 31 December 1856, in London, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Henry Kelsey, was 26 and his mother, Harriet Huggett, was 30. He married Selina Beddoes on 23 August 1883, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Camberwell, Surrey, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 26 February 1918, in Springville, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Springville City Cemetery, Springville, Utah, Utah, United States.

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William Henry Kelsey Jr.
Selina Beddoes
Marriage: 23 August 1883
William Henry Kelsey Jr
Edward Raymond Kelsey
Effie Kelsey
Preal Kelsey
John Blaine Kelsey
Fred Beddoes Kelsey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 August 1883Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Big Ben
    Age 3
    Big Ben is the name of the bell that is inside the clock tower. It is one of the most famous landmarks in London. The famous ringing from Big Ben is the result of it cracking four months after opening.
    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 19
    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

    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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    William Henry Kelsey Jr.

    By Effie Kelsey My father, William Henry Kelsey, known as Will, was the son of William Henry Kelsey and Harriett Huggett Kelsey. He was born December 31, 1856 at London, England. He was the th …

    Sources (15)

    • William Kelsey in household of William H Kelsey, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William Kelsey in entry for Selena Kelsey, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William Kelsey in household of William H Kelsey, "England and Wales Census, 1861"

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