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Hugh L. Kelly


Hugh L. Kelly, borough tax collector of Nanty Glo, is a substantial citizen of Cambria County. He was born in Johnstown, Jan.12, 1889, and is the son of Patrick and Mary (Scoville) Kelly.

Patrick Kelly, retired, is a native of Cambria County. He engaged in farming during his active career and operated 50 acres of land near Twin Rocks. He is a Democrat and a member of the Catholic Church. His wife was born in Michigan and died in Oct. 1917. She is buried in Holy Name Cemetery, Ebensburg. To Mr. and Mrs. Kelly 11 children were born, as follows: Hugh L., the subject of this sketch; Harry and Charles, live at Youngstown, Ohio; Rose, a teacher, lives in Cleveland, Ohio; Flora, lives at home; Walter, serving in the U. S. Cavalry, at Cheyenne, Wyo; John, lives at Nanty Glo; William; and two children died in infancy. Mr. Hugh L. Kelly attended the pubic schools of Big Bend and worked in the mines for several years. He then entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, and in 1916 came to Nanty Glo, where he was associated in business with T. B. Burns until 1923, at which time he was elected borough tax collector for a term of four years.

Mr. In 1912 Mr. Kelly was united in marriage with Miss Margaret Conlon, the daughter of James and Ellen (Keating) Conlon. Mr. Conlon is deceased and his widow resides at Elk Garden, W. Va. Mrs. Hugh L. Kelly died May 24, 1924, and is buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Nanty Glo. Mr. and Mrs. Kelly had three sons: Thomas, born July, 1915; Charles, born in August, 1917; and James, born 1913, died 1923.

Mr. Kelly is a Republican, a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, Ebensburg.


Source: Gable, John E., "History of Cambria County Pennsylvania in Two Volumes Illustrated, Volume Two," Historical Publishing Company, Topeka - Indianapolis, 1926, p. 796.

 

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