T. H. KELLY, of the firm of Kelly & Westmyer, proprietors of the Eagle Bottling Works, with business location at No. 130 North Court Street, Steubenville, O., is a native of the city of which he is a representative business man, having been born here in 1855.
Thomas Kelly, father of T. H. Kelly, was born at Rochester, Pa. He was engaged in the steamboat business on the Mississippi River and made his home for a part of his life at St. Louis, Mo. He was married in Jefferson County and resided first at Steubenville.
T. H. Kelly was mainly reared at Steubenville and attended the schools here, after which he began work in a grocery store. Seven years afterwards he went into the grocery business for himself at Denver, Colo. Two years later he came back to Steubenville and then went into the manufacturing of soft drinks with Mr. Westmyer, under the firm name of the Eagle Bottling Works. This business is the oldest of its kind in the city and the partners have been associated together for twenty years, They deal also in cigars, tobacco, glasses, cheese, crackers and pretzels. The quality of their goods is always standard and as business men they are held in high esteem. Mr. Kelly is an active Democrat but, while working in the interests of his party, has never been accused of neglecting the claims of good citizenship. For eight years he served as a member of the city board of elections.
In 1888 Mr. Kelly was married to Miss Ella Powers, who was born and reared at Steubenville, and they have five children: John, who is a traveling salesman for the Eagle Bottling Works; and Margaret, Helen, Katherine and Marian, at home. Mr. Kelly and family are members of the Holy name Catholic Church. He is identified with the Catholic Mutual Benevolent Association and is an active member of the Steubenville Chamber of Commerce.