She was married to James J. Kelsey, September 1, 1863, who preceded her about six and a half years ago. To this union were born three children -- Laura E. Chipman, of Crown Point, Merrit W. and Leroy E., of Lowell Ind. She also leaves to mourn their loss seven grand children and two great grand children, and two sisters, Mrs. Ellen VanAlstine of Monticello, Ind., and Mrs. Flora Hatton, of Los Angeles, California.
The first 57 years of her life she spent in her native county, she being the first white girl baby born in Yellowhead township. Mrs. Kelsey, being one of the pioneers, endured many of the hardships incidental to such a life. Of a quiet, retiring disposition, she found her greatest pleasure in her home.
Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday, May 4th. Rev. E.A. Dougherty had charge of the service. Interment was made in Lowell cemetery with Undertakers Weaver and Son in charge. The following acted as pall bearers: Harry Gordon, John Miller, Carl Brownell, H.L. Baughman, Amos Brannon, George Hoevet.
Go to Nancy J. Kile Kelsey, "Pioneer History Index," for further information.
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