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Timeline of Mary Kelly, Widow of William W. J. Kelly

Contributed by Russell James


1880 Census, Escambia County, Pensacola, ED44, pp. 21, household 278, family 278

KELLY, Mary E.            F       45      widow    at home
       Mary S.            F       22      single   at home    dau 
       W. W. J.           M       20      single   laborer    son 
       Annie V.           F       19      single   laborer    dau 
       Aaron S.           M       16      single   at home    son 
       Eliza F.           F       14      single   at home    dau 
       K.S.               M        9      single   at home    son 

KELLY, Pauline Virginia    F      26      teacher    other 
       found in the house of John and Mary E. Brosnahan pg. 101B 

       Dec 1 Virginia Pauline Kelly married John K. Humphreys.
                 Source: marriage license, book J, page 475, Clerk of the Court Archives, 
                         Escambia County, Florida 

1885   Aaron Kelly was living at 1st & 9th Ave., Pensacola. Mary Ella not living alone, obviously.
            Source: 1885 Pensacola City Directory http://www.rootsweb.com~flescamb/1885i_l.htm

       John K. Humphreys was living on Alconiz & Wright Streets and employed as a mail clerk at the 
       post office. His father was the postmaster and probably worked as a postal clerk under Hanson Kelly. 
            Source: 1885 Pensacola City Directory, Pensacola 

1886   Mrs. Pauline Kelly Humphreys is listed as a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Pensacola 
            Source: 1886 Membership Roll, First Presbyterian Church, Pensacola

1887   July 5 Mary Ella filed application WC-4038 for widowís benefits for Williamís Mexican War service
            Source: White, Virgil D., trans. "Index to Mexican War Pension Files." Waynesboro,
TN:  The National Historical Publishing Company, 1989. pg. 289  
            Source: Mexican War pension application of Mary Ella Kelly, WC-4038 

1889   Jan 14 Mary Ella lived at 530 E. Aragon Street, Pensacola. She was 60 years old at the time. 
            Source: Mexican War pension application of Mary Ella Kelly, 14 January 1889. 

1893   Mary Ella Kelly living on the beach on E. Gregory Street. 
            Source: 1893 Pensacola City Directory, Pensacola, Florida 

       Aaron Kelly living at Frascati Garden and was a laborer. 
            Source: 1893 Pensacola City Directory, Pensacola, 
            Florida http://www.rootsweb.com/~flescamb/direcil.htm

1905   Mary applies for Confederate pension from Florida and the application is denied #D07643 
            Source: http://www.csnavy.org/fl/fla,pension.htm
            Source: Confederate pension file of Mary Ella Kelly for William W. J. Kelly, #D07643 

       She failed to provide information about Williamís oath of allegiance.

       Lists children/grandchildren as: 

            Daisy E            18
            Annie Rowlie       16
            Nellie Owens        3
            Catherine Boardman  7
            Barbara Boardman    5
            Sadie Boardman     25

1907   Mary applies again for Confederate pension from Florida and the application is accepted, #A12312
            Source: http://www.csnavy.org/fl/fla.pension.htm"> http://www.csnavy.org/fl/fla.pension.htm
            Source: Confederate pension file of Mary Ella Kelly for William W. J. Kelly, #A12312.

1908   Aaron Kelly listed as a registered voter in precinct no. 13 (E. Palafox) for Pensacola.
            Source: Pensacola Journal, 24 October 1908.

1909   Nov 9  Mary Ella Kelly receives a letter from the Florida Board of Pensions that she was never 
       entitled to a pension for Williamís Confederate service because he took the oath of allegiance to the 
       United States.
            Source: Letter to Mary Ella Kelly, Confederate pension file of Mary Ella Kelly for 
                    William W. J. Kelly, #A12312.

1921   Dec 16 Mary Ella Kelly dies. Buried in plot 2S, Section 16 
            Source: Bancroft, Janet, ed. Index to St. Johnís Cemetery of Pensacola, Florida. 1995.


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