Stephen Decatur Kelley

Brief Life History of Stephen Decatur

When Stephen Decatur Kelley was born on 10 June 1866, in Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph Kelley 2nd, was 34 and his mother, Barbara Ann ( MaGillion) Gillion, was 34. He married Josephine Love Hathaway on 19 December 1899, in Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lakeville, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States for about 30 years. He died on 16 February 1958, in Groton, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in West Dennis Cemetery, West Dennis, Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Stephen Decatur Kelley
1866–1958
Josephine Love Hathaway
1872–1956
Marriage: 19 December 1899
Earle Decatur Kelley
1900–
Edna May Kelley
1903–
Amy Evelyn Kelley
1905–
Stephen Thomas Kelley
1907–1989

Sources (20)

  • Stephen D Kelley in household of Joseph Kelley, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Kelley, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
  • Stephen D. Kelley, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

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1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

1868 · Land in Groton Given to US Navy for Navy Station

In 1868, the State of Connecticut gave the Navy 112 acres of land along the Thames River. This became the location of the Naval Submarine Base. It was designed to hold 1,400 men and 20 submarines. During WWII it was expanded to 497 acres. 

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

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.

Name Meaning

Irish (Offaly) and English: variant of Kelly .

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

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