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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Andrew Kelly ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Andrew Kelly
BORN: 25 Mar 1831 DIED: 23 Mar 1886 BURIED: 25 Mar 1886
BIRTH PLACE:  County Longford, Ireland
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
IOOF Register - Andrew Kelley, age 54 y's 11 m's 28 d's, died in Salem of dropsy, "deceased was one of Salem's best citizens".
1870 CENSUS shows Andrew Kelly as age 37, born in Ireland and a blacksmith with his wife L. A. age 22, keeping house and born in Oregon along with three children: son J. A. age 5, dau. M. G. age 3, dau. G. G age 2 months (b. in April) and two other renters.
1880 CENSUS as a 64 year old blacksmith born in Ireland (father born in Ireland, mother born in Scotland). He is enumerated with his wife, Lydia (age 32) and three children, Alfred (15), Gertrude (12) and Olive (3).
PROBATE - "File #981. Testate. Died 23 Mar 1886.  Will dated 17 Feb 1886.  Executor: George William, 30 Mar 1886.  Heirs: Lydia A. Kelly, wife; children: James Alfred, 21, Marion Co.; Mary Gertrude, 18, Juneau, Alaska; Olive Agnes, 9, George Edward, 5, - both of Marion Co."
KELLY -- At his residence, 310 Liberty street, about 3 o’clock p. m., March 23, 1886, Andrew Kelly. 
Andrew Kelly was born in County Longford, Ireland, March 25th, 1831, and was at the time of his death, 55 years old lacking two days. 
He leaves a wife, four children, a brother and a host of friends to mourn his loss. Mr. Kelly has long been identified with Salem and it’s interests, having lived in this city for 27 years. He was a member of the fire department, having served in the hook and ladder company, and had received his exemption certificate. He had served the city also a mayor, for a full term, preceding the administration of the present incumbent. He did honor to the office, and gave general satisfaction to all parties. 
He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, having been inducted into its sublime mysteries, March 10th, 1865, in Salem lodge No. 4. He was a charter member of Pacific lodge No. 50 of this city, having held in said lodge many positions of honor and trust. He was also a Christian having been a member of the Christian church of this city during the whole time of its existence here, and had long served efficiently the church as a deacon, and was an honored member at the time of his death. 
He was always a gentleman and was loved and respected by all who knew him. He had a high sense of honor and never swerved in the line of duty. He had firm convictions but they were so tempered with good judgment that he rarely, if ever, made an enemy. He will be sadly missed and long remembered in this community. 
His funeral will be conducted at the Christian church of this city, March 25th, at 1 o’clock p. m. Friends are invited. Pacific lodge No. 50, A. F. & A. M. is requested to meet at the hall at 12:30 to proceed to the residence and thence to the church. After the service at the church, the fraternity will take charge of the remains and conduct them to the I. O. O. F. cemetery, and there conduct their funeral service. 
Weekly Oregon Statesman 24 Mar 1886, 3:3 

ANDREW KELLY'S FUNERAL -- The ceremonies over the body of our deceased citizen, Hon. Andrew Kelly, will be quite imposing today, yet not reaching by long odds the standard his worth deserves. The Masonic lodges will meet at their hall at 1 o'clock sharp, and proceed in a body, led by the H. A. C. band, to the Christian church, where the fraternity will take charge of the remains, after the funeral services, which will be conducted by that body. 
The order of the procession from the church will be as follows: H.A.C. Band; lodges of A. F. and A. M., on foot; carriage with minister; hearse; family in carriages; Mayor Skinner and city council, in carriages; friends of the family in carriages; friends of the family on foot. The route of the procession will be from the Christian church up High street to Court, thence to Commercial street, thence south to the cemetery. Friends of the family are requested to attend. 
Oregon Statesman 25 March 1886 3:4 

THE FUNERAL--The funeral of the late Andrew Kelly was largely attended yesterday. About thirty vehicles followed the hearse, and many, including the Masonic fraternity, followed on foot. The remains of the honorable and honored man, indulgent husband, the kind father, and charitable and upright citizen, were laid away to their eternal rest, in the IOOF cemetery, with the beautiful and impressive ceremonies of the Masonic order, of which he was an honored member of long standing. May he rest in peace. 
Weekly Oregon Statesman 3 April 1886, p. 6
A. Kelly 
Mar. 25, 1831 
Mar. 23, 1886 
Heavens eternal gain is thine 
[south face of monument shared with Lydia Kelly and Olive Hassell] 

Also - individual stone "Andrew"
IOOF Register of Burials 
Saucy Survey & Photographs 
1870 CENSUS, Salem pct., Oregon, pg 13, #120/#107
1880 CENSUS, Marion Co., Oregon, Vol 1, pg 2 (WVGS) 
Marion County Oregon Probate Records, Vol. 2, pg 13
WOS 24 March 1886 3:3 
OS 25 March 1886 3:4 
WOS 3 April 1886, p. 6
LOT: 563 SPACE: 1 NE LONGITUDE: N 44° 55.200' LATITUDE: W 123° 02.800'

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