Etc. -- Catherine Emma (O'Brien) Kelly's 1929 obituary
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A lightly-edited transcription of a page 1 article  in the 14 Mar 1929 issue of the Simcoe Reformer.

Mrs. David Kelly Died in 96th Year
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Mrs. Catherine Emma (O'Brien) Kelly, widow of the late David Kelly of Woodhouse, farmer, died on Saturday, the 10th inst., at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Tyrrell, 14 Wanda Road, Toronto, in her 96th year.

Born in April, 1833, the deceased was a native of County Clare, Ireland, and had been in Canada since 1852; married in 1860 at Port Dover, and with her late husband lived at Port Dover for a short while and thence upon the homestead farm in Woodhouse.

Her husband predeceased her at the age of 85 in 1920. Since 1920 she lived with her grandson, Lawrence D. Kelly, upon the Woodhouse farm. The last five years, however were spent with her daughter, Mrs. Tyrrell, in Toronto.

She loved her neighbors and was a very devout, practical Catholic during her lifetime.

A brother, Michael O'Brien, age 90, is living at Miles City, Montana.

Her own children who survive her are:
W. E. Kelly, K.C., Crown Attorney of Norfolk,
Madam Kelly, of Sacred Heart Convent, Halifax (who recently celebrated her silver jubilee as a Religious),
D. L. Kelly, Phoenix Knitting Mill Co., Statesville, N.C., and
Mrs. A. K. Tyrrell, 14 Wanda Road, Toronto.

Her grandchildren are:
David E. Kelly, barrister (Kelly, Porter and Kelly), Simcoe,
Rev. Father Leo J. Kelly, B.A., Stratford,
William M. Kelly, B.A., (Croll, Snider and Kelly, barristers), Windsor,
Lawrence D. Kelly, Woodhouse,
Hubert J. M. Kelly, St. Michael's College, Toronto,
Mary C. A. Kelly, Larette Abbey, Toronto,
Charles Kelly, Simcoe High School,
Wilfred S. Tyrrell of Massey-Harris office staff, Toronto,
Margaret and Marion Tyrrell, Toronto,
and Harold Kelly, Philadelphia.

There are 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held from the home of her son, W. E. Kelly, K.C., Simcoe, on Wednesday morning the 13th inst. Requiem high mass at 9 a.m. at the Catholic Church, Simcoe, was celebrated by her grandson, Rev. Father Leo J. Kelly, B.A. of Stratford. Interment in the family plot in the Catholic Cemetery.

Rev. Father Dr. [Mannick], brother-in-law of W. E. Kelly, K.C., owing to other engagements, was not able to attend.

The bearers were six grandsons: David, Lawrence, William, Hubert and Charles Kelly, and W. S. Tyrrell.

Rev. Father Wagner (since deceased) performed the marriage ceremony in 1860 and during her lifetime may Catholic priests have come and gone to and from the Simcoe parish.

Three grandsons served in the American and Canadian armies during the great world war.
 

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