Biography of George H. Kelly
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Kelly, George H., house and sign painter, was born in Newark, N. J., August 17, 1834, and is a son of William D., a merchant, and the first chief of police of that city. He died in 1883 in Maryland. He had two sons, one, William, being now engaged in silver mining. The father removed to Elmira in 1844. George N. was educated in the common schools and learned the painter's trade, working at it on the outbreak of the war. He enlisted in 1861 in Company K, Twenty ninth Pennsylvania Infantry, and served one year, passing through the battles of the Shenandoah Valley, Ball's Bluff, and Winchester. He is a K. T., and high priest of Elmira Chapter, No. 42, R. A. M. He has filled most of the chairs in the order of K. P. He is senior vice commander of Baldwin Post, No. 6, G. A. R. Mr. Kelly married, in Elmira in 1864, a daughter of John Pickering, an early builder of this city.

From:
Our County and its people
A History of the Valley and County of Chemung
BY: Ausburn Towner
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1892


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