Tom Kelly (1891 - 1970)

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Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida

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Patsy Kelly

Patsy Kelly

James J and Mary Etta Taylor

James J and Mary Etta Taylor

Jackie Gleason

Jackie Gleason

Yvonne Constant, Scruples and Gigot.

Yvonne Constant, Scruples and Gigot.

Marlon Brando and Grace Kelly

Marlon Brando and Grace Kelly

Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly and Frank SInatra

Gene Kelly and Frank SInatra

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire

Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire

Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire

Gene Kelly and Judy Garland

Gene Kelly and Judy Garland

Gene Kelly

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Gene Kelly Patsy Kelly James J and Mary Etta Taylor Jackie Gleason

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1891 - In the year that Tom Kelly was born, on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

1894 - Tom was just 3 years old when on April 21st, a coal miners' strike closed mines throughout the central United States. The Panic of 1893, and the resulting depression, hit coal miners hard and the miners only struck for 8 weeks - they couldn't afford to live without their wages any longer.

1908 - By the time he was 17 years old, a 7.1 earthquake and the resulting tsunami killed 70,000 to 100,000 people in southern Italy and Sicily. The earthquake, lasting 30 to 40 seconds, occurred in the Strait of Messina which was between the region of Calabria (at the "toe" of Italy) and the island of Sicily and destruction from it occurred in a 186 mile radius. It was the most destructive earthquake ever to hit Europe.

1950 - At the age of 59 years old, Tom was alive when in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

1970 - In the year of Tom Kelly's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

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Tom Kelly died in December 1970 at 79 years old. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on August 15, 1891. There is no information about Tom's surviving family. We know that Tom Kelly had been residing in Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida.

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