James Joseph Kelso

17 January 1886–20 September 1954 (Age 68)
Richland Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States

The Life of James Joseph

When James Joseph Kelso was born on 17 January 1886, in Richland Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, his father, William Francis Kelso, was 25 and his mother, Maria Ellen Harran, was 23. He married Cecilia Anna Moore on 22 November 1927, in Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Cozad, Dawson, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Billings, North Dakota, United States in 1910. He died on 20 September 1954, in Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States.

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James Joseph Kelso
Cecilia Anna Moore
Marriage: 22 November 1927
James William Kelso
William Michael Kelso
Mary Kathryn Kelso

Spouse and Children

22 November 1927
Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States


Parents and Siblings

    William Francis Kelso


    Maria Ellen Harran




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Age 4

Calvary Cemetery was established in 1890, with the first recorded burials in 1892

Age 18

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Kelso on the river Tweed in Roxburghshire, perhaps so named from Old English cealc ‘chalk’ + hōh ‘ridge’, ‘spur’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James Kelso in household of William Kelso, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James J Kelso, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James J Kelso, "United States Census, 1940"

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