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William 'Bill' W. Kelly 



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William 'Bill' W. Kelly
8/18/1870 - 8/9/1904
William 'Bill' W. Kelly was born on August 18, 1870 somewhere in Florida and died on August 9, 1904 in Blountstown, Florida. He lived to be 33 years old.

Bill and Susey had two daughters:
Nellie Ethel (1898)
Maudie S. (2/1899 -died at age 28 )married to Omar Kent.
Census1/1/1900 Hansford Mill FL (Calhoun County) 29 yrs old 
family# 530 - William W. Kelley (age 35- born March 1865), Sarah A. Kelley (22- March 1878), James W. Kelley (6 - March 1894), Nellie Ethel Kelley (4 -Nov. 1895), Mandy S. Kelley (1 -Feb. 1899). James is a stepson. William and Sarah have been married 5 years, Sarah had 5 children, 3 are living. All were born in FL as were their parents. William is a laborer. William can read and write, Sarah can read, but not write.  
Additional information about Calhoun County, FL around 1900: The first automobile, nick-named Chicken Killer, arrives in Blountstown in 1905. The photo on the right shows The Chicken Killer. Click the photo for a larger view. Click here to see a map from this timeperiod.
Graveyard/Tombstone8/9/1904 Blountstown FL (Calhoun County) 33 yrs old 
William W. KELLY - 8/18/1870 to 8/9/1904 - Nettle Ridge Cemetery. 

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12 1882 The Florida Central and Western Railroad Company was created. It combines the Florida Central, Jacksonville, Pensacola, and Mobile railroads.
13 1883 Three railroad companies are merged to form the Florida Transit and Penisular Railroad Company. Thee are: Florida Transit Railroad Co., Peninsular Railroad Co, and the Tropical Florida Railroad Co.
14 1884 Most railroads in Florida are passed into the hands of a single company owned and operated by a single management, under the name of The Florida Railway and Navigation Company. It has more that 500 miles of main track in operation and about 300 miles of track under construction. The longest route was the "Western Division" which ran from Tallahassee to Jacksonville - 209 miles.
7 1877 Edison invents the phonograph permitting music and voices to be recorded and replayed.
9 1879 Edison invents the electric light bulb.
19 1889 The first calculating machine is invented and uses punch cards
25 1895 Wireless telegraph and the "antenna" are invented but it covers a very short distance.
27 1897 First ship to shore message is sent using an improved form of wireless telegraph
30 1900 The cause of yellow fever is discovered. It is proven that the fever is spread by mosquitoes. This rallies an effort to provide better mosquito control.
30 1900 Freud publishes his book "The Interpretation of Dreams"
31 1901 First transatlantic wireless telegraph is sent.
32 1902 The first Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil is discovered.
33 1903 Wright Brothers complete the first successful flight with an airplane at Kitty Hawk
34 1904 The first vacuum tube diode is invented by Fleming
12 1882 NEWS HEADLINES: Edison creates the first large power station in New York City, making it the first place in America to have electricity.
15 1885 NEWS HEADLINES: Eastman invents the box camera. For the first time photography becomes affordable for the average citizen.
5 1875 Tennessee enacts Jim Crow law.
6 1876 The National League of Baseball is founded

Susannah 'Susey' Halley
Born on March 10, 1876 and died on February 2, 1937.
They were married 1/1/1895.

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The Children of William 'Bill' W. Kelly

43 years old
Nellie Ethel Kelly
Born in Calhoun Co., Florida on April 29, 1898 and died somewhere in Florida on June 25, 1964. She was 66 years old.

She married Arch Barbee in 1913.
Mary Alice (abt. 1926 - died at birth)
Herman Floyd (8/16/1915)
Dena Merle

2nd marriage to Mr....
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