Dorothy Marie Kelly

1 December 1915–2 September 1989 (Age 73)
Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, United States

The Life of Dorothy Marie

When Dorothy Marie Kelly was born on 1 December 1915, in Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan, United States, her father, Frank Heaston Kelly, was 45 and her mother, Mahala McGarey, was 27. She married Edgar Carl Franklin on 4 May 1940, in Hardin, Ohio, United States. She lived in Lima, Meigs, Ohio, United States in 1935 and Bowling Green, Wood, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 2 September 1989, in Manatee, Florida, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Edgar Carl Franklin
Dorothy Marie Kelly
Marriage: 4 May 1940

Spouse and Children

4 May 1940
Hardin, Ohio, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Frank Heaston Kelly






    Clark Alexander Kelly


    Warren Fredrick Kelly


    Daniel Clinton Kelly



World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 2

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ceallaigh ‘descendant 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 Irish family names in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy Kelly in household of Earle Turner, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Dorothy Kelley in household of Albert Broman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dorothy Kelly, "Florida Death Index, 1877-1998"

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