George Richard Kelley

23 October 1876–8 March 1951 (Age 74)
Hartsville, Pope, Illinois, United States

The Life of George Richard

When George Richard Kelley was born on 23 October 1876, in Hartsville, Pope, Illinois, United States, his father, Edward Kelley, was 48 and his mother, Elizabeth A Malaer, was 43. He married Ida B Jones on 5 July 1905, in Johnson, Illinois, United States. He lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1935 and Cambria, Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 8 March 1951, in Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Collinsville, Madison, Illinois, United States.

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George Richard Kelley
May Belle Canady Nelson
Iva Mae Kelley
John Kelley
Lillie B Kelley

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World Events (8)

1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 1

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Irish, Scottish, and English: variant spelling of Kelly .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George R Kelley in household of Ada Balcom, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Kelley in household of Charles Dunning, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George Kelly in household of Edward Kelly, "United States Census, 1880"

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