James Kelley (1885 - 1968)

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James Kelley
1885 - 1968
updated February 06, 2019
James Kelley was born on November 25, 1885. He died in October 1968 at 82 years of age. We know that James Kelley had been residing in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia 31904.


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James Kelley died in October 1968 at age 82. He was born on November 25, 1885. There is no information about James's surviving family. We know that James Kelley had been residing in Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia 31904.
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In 1885, in the year that James Kelley was born, on January 24th, the Fenians - Irish Nationalists - set off dynamite bombs in the House of Commons chamber, Westminster Hall, and the Tower of London. Four civilians and two policemen were injured.

In 1897, by the time he was just 12 years old, on September 21st, editor and publisher Francis P. Church responded to a letter to the editor from Virginia O'Hanlon, 8 years old. Virginia's father had told her that "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." So she wrote to the Sun, asking if there was a Santa Claus. Church responded with the now famous editorial "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus".

In 1900, he was only 15 years old when the unemployment rate in the U.S. was 5.0% and the cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. 31% of all workers were employed in the public service sector, 19% of women were employed (1 percent of all lawyers and 6 percent of physicians were women), 6% of the workforce were children, and 14% of the workforce was "non-white."

In 1923, by the time he was 38 years old, Harlem's Cotton Club opened in New York City. Owned by a bootlegger and gangster, it was a 700 seat speakeasy that catered to a "white only" clientele. But most of the entertainers were African-American and featured some of the best entertainers of the time such as Lena Horne, the Nicholas Brothers, Ethel Waters, and Cab Calloway.

In 1968, in the year of James Kelley's passing, on January 31st, the North Vietnamese launched the Tet Offensive, a turning point in the Vietnam War. 70,000 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong forces swarmed into South Vietnam. The South Vietnamese and US troops held off the offensive but it was such fierce fighting that the U.S. public began to turn against the war.

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Other James Kelleys

James Kelley
Died: Oct 8, 1916
James Kelley
Died: Nov 15, 1916
James Kelley
around 1897 - Apr 28, 1917
James H Jr Kelley
Born: around 1915
Massachusetts, United States
James J Kelley
Born: around 1926
Ohio, United States
James H Jr Kelley
Born: around 1927
Ohio, United States
James H Kelley
Born: around 1927
South Carolina, United States
James Allen Kelley
Born: around 1927
Alabama, United States
James C Kelley
Born: around 1928
Alabama, United States
James A Kelley
Born: around 1927
Georgia, United States
James F Kelley
Born: around 1927
Georgia, United States
James Albert Kelley
Born: around 1926
Tennessee, United States
James L Kelley
Born: around 1927
Tennessee, United States
James Daniel Kelley
Born: around 1927
Alabama, United States
James E Kelley
Born: around 1917
Alabama, United States
James H Kelley
Born: around 1927
South Carolina, United States
James N Kelley
Born: around 1911
South Carolina, United States
James D Kelley
Born: around 1926
North Carolina, United States
James H Kelley
Born: around 1918
Georgia, United States

Other Kelleys

James Kelley
Sep 9, 1906 - May 1987
Dothan, Alabama
Horace Kelley
Jun 29, 1905 - September 1978
Colts Neck, New Jersey
Elizabeth Kelley
Mar 11, 1918 - Jun 11, 2009
Alexandria, LA
Evlyn Kelley
Dec 27, 1915 - September 1983
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Elmer Kelley
Jun 30, 1915 - October 1983
Jacksonville, Florida
Charles Kelley
Jul 10, 1914 - Apr 15, 1985
Milton, FL
Willie T Kelley
Nov 12, 1909 - Jun 2, 1997
Griffin, GA
Stuard Kelley
May 23, 1903 - July 1983
Orlando, Florida
Edward Kelley
Nov 12, 1917 - February 1983
Cullowhee, North Carolina
Pearl Kelley
Nov 30, 1893 - March 1983
Plant City, Florida
Kermit Kelley
Mar 3, 1910 - Dec 9, 1996
Crestview, FL
Jessie E Kelley
Dec 14, 1904 - Apr 3, 1996
Jacksonville, FL
Everett Kelley
Nov 17, 1921 - April 1972
J Kelley
Nov 23, 1912 - August 1969
Tampa, Florida
Byrdie Kelley
Jul 16, 1904 - October 1974
Graceville, Florida
Virginia Kelley
Aug 5, 1955 - December 1986
Jeanette Kelley
Oct 18, 1908 - May 1986
Miami, Florida
Carlton Lafayette Kelley
Jun 13, 1918 - Jun 28, 2010
Madison, Florida
J Kelley
Aug 8, 1908 - May 1972
Jay, Florida
Perry Kelley
Aug 6, 1906 - December 1973
Jay, Florida

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Panama City, FL
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Miami, FL
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Brunswick, GA
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Cleveland, Tennessee
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Jacksonville, Florida
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