Galena Weekly Gazette
24 June 1926


Michael Kelly Dies

Dies at Home on Bench Street Early Sunday Morning

Michael Kelly died at his home on Bench street early Sunday morning.

Mr. Kelly had not been in good health for a number of years, although he was about town last week, and friends were surprised to learn of his demise, which was due to tuberculosis.

Mr. Kelly was about 62 years old, and for many years was employed at the Logan House and later at Hotel Grant. Mr. Kelly was born in Guilford township in 1864, but has resided in Galena for 25 years where made countless friends by his wonderfully friendly and cheerful disposition, he even being cheerful to almost the very last. Less than a week ago he was on the street, with his usual smile and friendly greeting. Though he was ill at the time, no one would have realized it from Mr. Kelly's appearance, for his smile and salutation were the same as ever. The surviving brothers are Edward and George of LeMars, Ia., and Joseph of Galena, also a sister Mary Jane of this city, and a step-brother, John Quinlan of LeMars.

The funeral of Michael Kelly was held this morning with services at St. Michael's Catholic church at nine o'clock, Rev. Fr. A.S. McIsaac officiating. Burial was made in St. Michael's cemetery, the following acting as pall bearers: Henry X. Cromer, Daniel Hatter, John S. Wise, Hugh Connors, John Manz and Earl Alexander.


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