Susan Passmore? Late 1800's?
Susan Passmore in the 1900's? Is this really the same woman?
Unknown - may be a tintype - long dark dress looks 19th c?
Unknown - maybe __
Unknown - maybe Mary Mohney?
William Harrison Kelly
William Harrison Kelly, seated next to unknown man. Older than in picture to left?
| Bigger This is how the
Kelly family Bible looks. It was apparently owned by William Harrison
Kelly and Susan Amanda Passmore Kelly, and includes several pages at
back with inserts for photos. All of the children of William and Susan
listed in the same brownish ink and handwriting, ending with Blair,
in 1895. Presumably that was all entered when the Bible was
sometime between 1895 and 1904, when Phyllis' death was recorded in
To help in identifying the people in the pictures, let's review William and Susan's family: they had 9 children, starting with Rosa in 1873 (the year they married) and ending with Blair in 1895. Only three were boys, Rhuel Harry (1886), Clair (1892) and Blair. William had 12 brothers and sisters, plus 2 half-siblings. Susan was one of 8 children; they might be less represented in the photos as they lived further away in Jefferson County. We are in touch with descendants of some of those people; perhaps we can get their help in identifying pictures, or with real luck getting copies of photos (which I have found almost no one is willing to take the time to do, even if they say they will).
|Bigger The title page is dated 1880.|
|Bigger This marriage certificate of William and Susan is a separate sheet between the pages of the family Bible.|
|Bigger The first page of photo inserts.|
|Bigger The second page of photo inserts.|
|Bigger [KellyBible1] Sue McMorris identified a similar picture as being William Harrison Kelly.|
|Bigger [KellyBible2] This would seem to be William Kelly again, perhaps grayer. The other man may be younger - a brother or son?|
|Bigger [KellyBible3] Dark-haired woman with oval face and long chin, suggestive of other Kellys (Clair Sr, Edna). A daughter of William and Susan Kelly? Petra says that according to the clothing it would be an older picture, and rather be a sister - could well be.|
|Bigger [KellyBible4] Woman of about 30-40 (difficult to tell much from this fuzzy copy). From her age, she could be Susan Kelly or an older daughter of William and Susan Kelly?|
|Bigger [KellyBible5] This bears some resemblance to the man shown with William H. Kelly in [KellyBible2] above, but the man in 2 has ears that protude more, in 5 the ears are lower. Also 5 may be a newer picture (not a tintype), and the man appears younger. (Add cutouts of both faces side by side. __)|
|Bigger Sue suggested this could be Susan Passmore and her mother, Mary Fox. I think the shape of the older woman's face also resembles the picture of Susan as a woman of 60 or 70, and could be her with one of her daughters.|
|Bigger This is a portrait in an oval frame of R. Harry (standing), Clair, Phyllis, and Queen Kelly. Clair was born in 1892 and could be 4 years old here, which would date the portrait around 1896, or perhaps 1895. If so, Harry would be 10 (b. 1886), Phyllis 13 (b. 1883), and Queen 7 (b. 1889).|
|Bigger Faye and Clair Kelly at 50(?). He would be 50 in 1942.|
|Bigger L to R: Clair Jr., Faye, Mary Sue, Clair, and Bill Kelly. Bill appears to be about 12(?), which would place this in 1944.|
|Bigger L to R: Clair Jr., Mary Sue, Clair, and Bill Kelly; same day as above.|
|Bigger Billy Kelly's first grade report card, from Patton, Pa.|
|Bigger Mary Wyse's obituary, not readable.|
|[LooseKellyPhotos1] Three girls in a car (or a make-believe car at a photographers?), found among Kelly family photos. I don't know enough to date the car. I think the youngest girl has a similar facial shape to Clair's and to the later pictures of Edna Kelly Townsend's. If this were Edna, it could be the eldest three Kelly girls, and if Edna were 10, this would be in about 1888.|
|[LooseKellyPhotos2] The man seems to be Evan Townsend, who is identified by the inscription on another picture shown below. This could be around the time Edna Kelly and Evan married in 1893.|
|[LooseKellyPhotos3] Evan Townsend and unidentified son. The inscription on reverse (see below) reads: Dear mother [Susan Passmore Kelly] I am comeing over tomoro to stay allnight I am going to Hastings today Mary Townsend is comeing along .. this is our boys Picture I am over at Leens(?) at M-- Creek. Good by. Edna T.|
|[LooseKellyPhotos3b] Reverse of above photo.|
|[LooseKellyPhotos4] I always speculated this was Susan Passmore because of her very strong resemblance to Clair Kelly.|
|[LooseKellyPhotos4b] Susan Passmore? Cropped from portrait above.|
|Clair and Blair Kelly in straw hats. Could they be around 20? Clair was 20 in 1912, Blair in 1915.|
|Clair still in straw hat, but older than above. Could this be the Patton train station? Patton had a hill near Lang Ave.|
|Clair Kelly, Sr in military uniform - he enlisted in the Marines in 1917.|
|Grave of George C. and Elizabeth Passmore in __ Cemetery, __, Pa. (Hmm, I have Mary Ann Hardsock as his wife. 2nd wife? Wrong George?)|
|A view of Hastings, where R.H. Kelly's memorial is in operation by a third generation of Rhuel Harry's family.|
|R.H. Kelly Memorials in Hastings, Pa.|
|William Harrison and Susan Amanda Passmore Kelly's grave in Fairview(?) Cemetery, northeast of Patton, Pa.|
|William Harrison and Susan Amanda Passmore Kelly's footstones.|
|William H. Kelly's death certificate from 1928, when he was 80 years old.|
|Business card for `Penn Craft Memorials', a term Clair Kelly invented to emphasize local craftmanship at the Leonard Granite Co.|