William Shelby Kelly (died 1948)

A photo of William Shelby Kelly
William Shelby Kelly
? - 1948 (edit)
updated February 06, 2019
William Shelby Kelly died on April 6, 1948.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

William Shelby Kelly Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of William Kelly, honor his ancestry & genealogy, and his immediate Kelly family.

Most Commonly Known Name

William Shelby Kelly

First name

William

Middle name

Shelby

Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases

Gender

Male

Birth

Do you know when and/or where William was born?

Death

William Kelly died on

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for William.

Burial / Funeral

Los Angeles National Cemetery Section 155 Row B Site 13, 950 South Sepulveda Boulevard, in Los Angeles, California 90049

Obituary

Unknown.

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is William's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

Unknown. Was William a religious man?

Last Known Residence

Unknown. Did William move a lot? Where was his last known location?

Education

Did William finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did William attend?

Professions

Share what William did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of William's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Branch of service: Us Army
Rank attained: PVT
Wars/Conflicts: Spanish American War

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different William Kelly?
View other bios of people named William Kellies
Back to Top

William Shelby Kelly Family Tree

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

William's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
William Shelby Kelly
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

Friends:

Click to add friends & family.

William's Family Photos

We currently do not have photos of William Shelby Kelly. Below are potential family photos that share William's last name or surname. Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of William during various points of his life

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Share Memories about William

What do you remember about William Shelby Kelly? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that William is remembered.

William Kelly Obituary

This obit of William Shelby Kelly is maintained by William's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

William Shelby Kelly died on April 6, 1948. He was buried in Los Angeles National Cemetery Section 155 Row B Site 13, Los Angeles, California. We have no information about William's immediate family.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of William Shelby Kelly

1948 World Events

Add William's birthday or the date he died to see a list of historic events that occurred during William's lifetime.

In 1833, on March 4th, Andrew Jackson was sworn in for a second term as President of the United States. Jackson had won the election over Henry Clay of Kentucky - Jackson got 54.2 % of the popular vote.

In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1926, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1939, on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1948, in the year of William Shelby Kelly's passing, on January 30th, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated in New Delhi by a member of a Hindu nationalist party who thought that Gandhi was too accommodating to Muslims. The man, Nathuram Godse, shot Gandhi 3 times. He died immediately. The shooter was tried, convicted, and hung in November 1949.

Other Biographies

Other William Kellies

William Victor Kelly
around 1898 - Apr 25, 1917
William Thomas Kelly
around 1910 - Jun 12, 1944
William Thomas Kelly
around 1915 - Jun 1, 1940
William Thomas Kelly
Died: Oct 23, 1918
William Thomas Kelly
1896 - Feb 14, 1917
Carlton, Australia
William Russell Kelly
around 1910 - Apr 10, 1942
William Robertson Kelly
around 1914 - May 6, 1944
William Robert Kelly
Died: Jan 6, 1945
William Robert Kelly
around 1925 - Jun 15, 1944
William Reginald Thomas Kelly
around 1900 - May 30, 1918
William Philip John Kelly
around 1892 - Apr 5, 1917
William Peter Kelly
around 1880 - Jul 4, 1918
William Patrick Kelly
around 1883 - Nov 15, 1918
William Maurice Kelly
around 1899 - May 21, 1918
William Lester Kelly
around 1914 - Sep 12, 1943
William Leonard Kelly
around 1921 - Feb 13, 1942

Other Kellies

Francis Augustus Kelly
Nov 27, 1925 - Jul 17, 2004
Lucille G Kelly
Sep 18, 1908 - Jul 21, 2004
Robert Frank Kelly
Dec 7, 1926 - Dec 22, 2000
A J Kelly
Died: May 27, 1927
Adam Kelly
Dec 31, 1969 - Sep 10, 1973
Aloysius Vincent Kelly
Dec 31, 1969 - Sep 13, 1963
Andrew W Kelly Jr
Died: Sep 8, 1942
Anthony Joseph Kelly
Dec 31, 1969 - May 9, 1956
Arthur Kelly
Died: Dec 27, 1912
Augustus Evans Kelly
Dec 31, 1969 - May 9, 1973
Benjamin F Kelly
Died: Jul 9, 1914
Casper P Kelly
Dec 31, 1969 - Feb 24, 1956
Charles Kelly
Died: Dec 31, 1969
Charles E Kelly
Died: May 3, 1926

Other Bios

William Kelley
Oct 19, 1923 - Jul 15, 1946
Frederick Joseph Kelnberger
Dec 31, 1969 - Jun 21, 1952
Walter J Kelone
Died: Aug 24, 1935
Edward Clifford Barbee
Apr 10, 1927 - Aug 16, 2003
Charles Albert Kelsall
Dec 31, 1969 - Jan 30, 1961
Fred Milton Kelsea
Died: Apr 12, 1943
John B Walters Sr
Jul 1, 1919 - Sep 17, 1983
Christian Kelser
Died: Aug 30, 1923
Charles Lee Kelsey
Dec 31, 1969 - Feb 25, 1962
Claude R Kelsey
Died: Aug 10, 1942
James Wilbur Johnson
Oct 29, 1916 - Jul 10, 2004
Adella Gailcia Fallago
Dec 2, 1932 - Oct 22, 1987
Francis Fallat
Apr 13, 1909 - Nov 20, 1943
Maria Antonia T Poore
Feb 14, 1927 - Jul 12, 2004
San Antonio, TX
Francis R Fallsgraff
Died: Apr 11, 1945
Wesley E Fallstone
Died: May 21, 1945
Wilfred Fred Otto
Dec 31, 1969 - Jun 1, 1960
Walter Dale Otto
Dec 31, 1969 - Mar 24, 1961
Joseph J Falvey
Jan 14, 1920 - May 2, 1945
Juanita Otts
Dec 31, 1969 - Feb 19, 1978
Success Stories from Biographies like William Shelby Kelly
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.