Leah (Starry) Kelly (1850 - 1928)

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Leah (Starry) Kelly
1850 - 1928
updated January 23, 2020
Leah (Starry) Kelly, mother to 1 child, was born in 1850 in Pennsylvania. She was born into the Starry family and married into the Kelly family. She was born to Levi Carson Starry and Julian (Erb) Starry, with siblings William, Julia, Levi, and Margaret. Leah married Silas Davis Kelly, and they gave birth to Della Catherine (Kelly) Murray. She died in 1928 in Pennsylvania at 78 years old.


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Leah Kelly was born in in Indiana County, Pennsylvania United States


Leah Kelly died in in Indiana County, Pennsylvania United States

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at Blairsville Cemetery, 609 E.Market Street, in Blairsville, Indiana County, Pennsylvania United States 15717



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Leah (Starry) Kelly Family Tree

Leah's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Kelly family tree.


Levi Carson Starry
Oct 8, 1823 - Nov 13, 1894
Julian (Erb) Starry
1829 - Nov 30, 1900


William Turney Starry
Apr 24, 1852 - Nov 28, 1937
Julia A (Starry) Dunmire
Nov 10, 1848 - Mar 17, 1910
Levi C. Starry
1857 - Aug 29, 1918
Margaret Jane (Starry) Erb
Aug 26, 1873 - May 31, 1929

Leah (Starry) Kelly & Silas Davis Kelly

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Silas Davis Kelly
1852 - 1932


Della Catherine (Kelly) Murray
Apr 1, 1883 - Dec 29, 1946


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Leah (Starry) Kelly, mother to 1 child, died in 1928 in Pennsylvania at 78 years of age. She was buried in Blairsville Cemetery, Blairsville, Pennsylvania. She was born in 1850 in Pennsylvania. She was born to Levi Carson Starry and Julian (Erb) Starry, with siblings William, Julia, Levi, and Margaret. Leah married Silas Davis Kelly, and they gave birth to Della Catherine (Kelly) Murray.
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1850 - 1928 World Events

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In 1850, in the year that Leah (Starry) Kelly was born, on September 9th, in the middle of the Gold Rush, California was admitted to the US as the 31st state. Previously the western part of Alta California, the state, by itself, is now has the 6th largest economy in the world when compared to other countries.

In 1883, at the age of 33 years old, Leah was alive when on July 4th, the first rodeo in the world was held in Pecos, Texas - according to its citizens. In the towns of Prescott and Payson Arizona, the same claim is made. All of these were gatherings of local cowboys, showing off their skills - no matter who was first.

In 1909, Leah was 59 years old when explorer Robert Peary, a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, claimed to have been the first to have reached the geographic North Pole. His claim has been disputed for over a century - some say that he ended up 60 miles from the North Pole. Peary was the only navigator on his team and he didn't submit his records for public review.

In 1916, at the age of 66 years old, Leah was alive when the Battle of Verdun was fought from February through December. It was the largest and longest battle of World War I, lasting 303 days. The original estimates were 714,231 casualties - 377,231 French and 337,000 German, an average of 70,000 casualties a month. Current estimates are even larger. The Battle of the Somme was also fought from July through September of the same year. Original estimates were 485,000 British and French casualties and 630,000 German casualties.

In 1928, in the year of Leah (Starry) Kelly's passing, Mickie Mouse was born! He first appeared in Disney's Steamboat Willie, along with Minnie. Although they were in two previous shorts, this was the first to be distributed. Steamboat Willie took advantage of the new technology and was a "talkie" - music was coordinated with the animation. It became the most popular cartoon of its day.

Other Biographies

Other Kellies

Silas Davis Kelly
1852 - 1932
Della Catherine (Kelly) Murray
Apr 1, 1883 - Dec 29, 1946

Other Starries

Levi C. Starry
1857 - Aug 29, 1918
Margaret Jane (Starry) Erb
Aug 26, 1873 - May 31, 1929
Gertrude Mary (Roof) Starry
February 1880 - Dec 7, 1945
Bertha A. (Palmer) Starry
Oct 27, 1901 - Oct 26, 1969

Other Bios

Levi C. Starry
1857 - Aug 29, 1918
Margaret Jane (Starry) Erb
Aug 26, 1873 - May 31, 1929
John Ellsworth Dunmire
1849 - Oct 22, 1934
Ezster Silber
1935 - 1944
Armer Yockey
Apr 19, 1870 - Jan 16, 1949
John Warner Roof
Dec 5, 1877 - Nov 23, 1914
Gertrude Mary (Roof) Starry
February 1880 - Dec 7, 1945
Bertha A. (Palmer) Starry
Oct 27, 1901 - Oct 26, 1969
Gyorgy Sommer
1935 - 1944
Silas Davis Kelly
1852 - 1932
Della Catherine (Kelly) Murray
Apr 1, 1883 - Dec 29, 1946
Walter Cribbs Murray
Apr 10, 1879 - 1954
Gilbert Hodge Murray
Feb 7, 1910 - Nov 6, 1966
E. Louise Simpson (Degruttola) Murray
Apr 19, 1915 - Nov 25, 1966
Raymond Degruttola Sr.
Jun 27, 1904 - Apr 28, 1989
Raymond (J.) Degruttola
Oct 22, 1928 - Nov 12, 1994
Abe (Tajgman) Teigman
Mar 20, 1925 - Jul 22, 2006
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