Biography of Joseph M. Kelley
Columbiana County, OH Biographies

Joseph M. Kelley is one of Salem's most popular young men, where he is connected with the World War Memorial as manager and director of men's and boy's activities. He was born in Salem, Sept. 30, 1899, the son of Victor M. and Elizabeth (Smith) Kelley.

Victor M. Kelley was identified with the Buckeye Engine Company of Salem until the time of his death in 1901.

After completing his early education in Salem, Joseph M. Kelley was graduated from Kenyon College in 1922. He was prominently identified with the athletics of that institution and was a member of the varsity football, basket ball and baseball teams for three years. Since the erection of the World War Memorial Building in 1924, Mr. Kelley has served as its manager and athletic director. The building was erected at a cost of $150,000, has a well equipped gymnasium, club rooms and an auditorium which seats 600 people. It is the headquarters for the American Legion, Boy Scouts, and Salem Chamber of Commerce. Miss Doris Chandler is in charge of Girl's and Women's activities.

Mr. Kefley is a Republican, a member of the Masonic Lodge, Salem Country Club, and Delta Tau Delta fraternity.

History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926

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