Jewell Clay Kelly

26 July 1889–14 January 1953 (Age 63)
North Salem, Eel River Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States

The Life of Jewell Clay

When Jewell Clay Kelly was born on 26 July 1889, in North Salem, Eel River Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States, his father, Issac Timothy Kelly, was 28 and his mother, Eliza Christina Carter, was 29. He married Bonnie Pauline Diadema Edwards on 24 August 1910, in Anderson, Madison, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Anderson, Madison, Indiana, United States for about 30 years. He died on 14 January 1953, in Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Jewell Clay Kelly
Bonnie Pauline Diadema Edwards
Marriage: 24 August 1910
Ernest Newell Kelly
Catherine Jewell Kelly
Thelma Virginia Kelly
Harry Kenneth Kelly
Maurice Edwards Kelly

Spouse and Children

24 August 1910
Anderson, Madison, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Issac Timothy Kelly


    Eliza Christina Carter




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

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.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 9

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 17

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Jewell C Kelly in household of Elizah C Kelly, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jewell W Kelly, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jewell Kelly, "United States Census, 1920"

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