Obits for William Kelly and Mrs. Kelly

William Kelly
Death Victim
Served as Councilman of Edwardsville When Town Hall Was Built
Wilkes Barre Record, Saturday September 26 1936, page 12

William B. Kelly, 65, former councilman, died at 4 yesterday afternoon at his home, 37 Plymouth Street, Edwardsville, following several months illness.

Mr. Kelly, who spent most of his life working about the mines and for the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company, was well known on the West Side where he was a lifelong resident.

He served on the Edwardsville Council when the present town hall was erected and was active in promoting many improvements in the borough. He was a communicant of St. Ignatius's Church, Kingston, and its Holy Name Society. Until four years ago when his health failed, he was employed at the Woodward Colliery of the Glen Alden Coal Company.

Besides his wife [Catherine] he is survived by seven sons, Leo, John, James, Francis and Martin, all at home, Thomas of Kingston and William Kelly of Dallas; two daughters, Sister May Lillian at Mercy Hospital and Sister Mary Bridget at St. Mary's Parochial School, South Washington Street; four brothers, John and Martin Kelly of Kingston and Miles and Patrick Kelly of Edwardsville.

[Note: he was actually survived by 5 daughters. The two listed along with Mary (Mae), Margaret and Elizabeth. It is unknown why the other three daughters were not listed.]

Wilkes Barre Record, Thursday February 26 1948, page 18
Mother of 2 Nuns Dies at Edwardsville

Mrs. William Kelly, the former Catherine Gibbons, of 37 Plymouth Street, Edwardsville, passed away yesterday afternoon at 4:15 at her home following a few weeks' illness.

Mrs. Kelly was born in England and came to this country at an early age with her parents, the family settling in Pringle. She had been a resident of Edwardsville for many years and was a member of St. Ignatius' Church and its societies.

Surviving are 11 children: Sister Mary Bridget, Sisters of Mercy Order, Shamokin; Sister Mary Lillian, Sisters of Mercy Order, Hawley; Mrs. Margaret Gallagher, Elizabeth Bradley, Philadelphia; Thomas, Leo and James, all of Edwardsville; William, Dallas; Martin, Ashley; Mary and Francis, both at home; also one brother, John Gibbons, of Pringle.

Arrangements by Maher.

Here are some of the deaths listed in the paper
Wilkes Barre Record, Monday September 28 1936 page 20


BUSS - At Pittston, September 25, 1936, Karl G. Buss, 43, West Pittston, heart attack

COBURN - At Carlisle, Pa., September 25, 1936, John Coburn, formerly of Forty Fort

GAUGHAN - At Cleveland, O., September 25, 1936, Miss Julia Gaughan, 50, formerly of Wilkes-Barre

JIUNTA - At Sea, September 18, 1936, Josephine, 6, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore Jiunta, Mocanaqua

KELLY - At Edwardsville, September 25, 1936, William B. Kelly, 65

MERLI - At Luzerne, September 25, 1936, Mrs. Joseph Merli, 41

PONTKOWSKI - At Nanticoke State Hospital, September 26, 1936, Edmund Pontkowski, 23

REESE - At Wilkes-Barre, September 26, 1936, Mrs. Mary Reese, 77

ROWE - At Wilkes-Barre, September 26, 1936, Thomas Rowe

STARK - At West Pittston, September 26, 1936, Mrs. Henry Stark

TITUS - At Forty Fort, September 27, 1936, George W. Titus, 66

UMPHRED - At Wilkes-Barre, September 25, 1936, Irving J. Umphred, 86

WASCOLONIS - At Plymouth, September 26, 1936, Simon Wascolonis, 50, struck by automobile

WILSON - At Wilkes-Barre, September 25, 1936, George Wilson, 73

WILLIAMS - At Brooklyn, N.Y., September 26, 1936, Mrs. John Williams, formely of West Pittston

WEGRZYN - At Alden, September 26, 1936, John (Wintergrass) Wegrzyn, 48

These obits was donated by Brianne Kelly-Bly.

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