Obituary of Daniel B. Kelly

Daniel B. Kelly, one of the oldest residents of Quincy, died Thursday morning at 2 o’clock of kidney trouble, aged 96 years. He was born March 11, 1828 at Woodbridge, N.J. and was married in 1850 to Miss Rebeccah Conroy, who died in 1918 at the age of 88.

Six children were born to them, all of whom are living. They are Mrs. Anne Grammer, of Huston, Idaho; Mrs. Sarah Wilkins, of St. Louis; William Kelly of Marceline, Mo.; Mrs. Emma Burton, of Stockton, Kas.; Mrs. Elizabeth Richardson and John C. Kelly, of 315 Broadway, Quincy, with whom Mr. Kelly made his home. There are a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Kelly came to Illinois in 1857 and located in Beverly, coming to Quincy in 1906. He was a member of the Vermont Street M. E. Church and of Bodley lodge of the Masons. He retired from the carpenter contracting business in 1900. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. [1]Quincy Daily Herald, Thur. 7 Aug 1924, pg. 12

Obituary of John Conroy Kelly

John Conroy Kelly, carpenter contractor, died Friday morning at 9:50 ’clock, in his home, 1243 ½ Maine Street, after a week’s illness.

Mr. Kelly was born in Beverly, October 22, 1862, a son of Daniel and Rebecca Conroy Kelly. He has lived in Quincy for 40 years. Surviving are two sons, Eugene and Lawrence Kelly of Quincy; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Wirth of Liberty and Mrs. Hazel Bockenfeld of Quincy; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Richardson of Quincy, and 11 grandchildren. A daughter, Mrs. LaVerta Koenig, died in 1935. [2]Quincy Herald Whig, Fri., Aug 20, 1943 pg. 12

Obituary of Ethel Wirth

Barry, Ill. – Mrs. M. Ethel Wirth, 89, of Barry, a former resident of Liberty who died Wed. (Dec. 29, 1976) at 5:35 p.m. in Blessing Hospital in Quincy will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in the Gill Memorial Home. The Ref. R. V. Henry will officiate. Burial will be in Kingston Cemetery near Liberty.

The family suggests memorials be made to the Kingston United Methodist Church.

Mrs. Wirth was born in Beverly, Jan. 8, 1887, a daughter of John C. and Dora J. Huff Kelly. She was a member of Kingston United Methodist Church. She married Albert E. Wirth Sept. 9, 1914 in Quincy. He preceded her in death.

Surviving are a son, Dale of Liberty, and a grandchild. She was preceded in death by a son, two brothers and two sisters. [3]Quincy Herald Whig, Thurs., 30 Dec. 1976

Obituary of Ward Eugene Kelly

Ward Eugen Kelly, 73, formerly of 1243 ½ Maine, died Sunday morning a 5:30 in Hill Memorial Hospital at Soldier’s Home. He had lived at the home since July, 1961.

Mr. Kelly was born in Beverly Nov. 9, 1888, a son of John C. and Dora Huff Kelly. He had lived in Quincy for 55 years and was employed as a carpenter. A veteran of World War I, he enlisted May 27, 1918, and was discharged Jan. 12, 1919.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Wirth of Liberty and Mrs. Hazel Bockenfeld of Montclair Cal. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence, and a sister, Mrs. Laverdy Koenig. [4]Quincy Herald Whig, Mon., 13 Aug 1962

Obituary of Mrs. Albert Koenig

Mrs. Berda Esther Koenig, wife of Albert Koenig, 824 York Street, died in the home of her father, John Kelly, 1243 ½ Maine Street, Thursday noon. She had been in ill health two years and bedfast five months. A daughter of John and Dora Huff Kelly, she was born in Beverly, Feb. 19, 1892, and was married to Mr. Koenig in 1909. The family has lived in Quincy thirty-four years.

Surviving are her husband; five sons, Albert, Raymond, Lawrence, James and Robert, and three daughters, Dolores, Arlene and Hazel Koenig, all at home; her father, John Kelly, Quincy; two brothers, Eugene an Lawrence Kelly, Quincy and two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Roan, Quincy, and Mrs.. Albert Wirth, Liberty, and many nieces and nephews. A son, Lester, died in 1930. Mrs. Koenig was a member of the Salem Evangelical Church. (Burial – Greenmount Cem., Quincy) [5]Quincy Herald Whig, Thurs., 7 Feb. 1935

Thanks to Wilda Madrid for sharing her Kelly Family Obituaries.


1Quincy Daily Herald, Thur. 7 Aug 1924, pg. 12
2Quincy Herald Whig, Fri., Aug 20, 1943 pg. 12
3Quincy Herald Whig, Thurs., 30 Dec. 1976
4Quincy Herald Whig, Mon., 13 Aug 1962
5Quincy Herald Whig, Thurs., 7 Feb. 1935
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