Biography of O. G. Kelts
McKean County, PA Biographies





O. G. KELTS, jeweler, Kane, was born in Ridgway, Elk Co., Penn., in 1860, a son of O. P. and Ardissa (Wilcox) Kelts, natives of Potter county, where they were married. They moved to Ridgway and thence to Horton, and from there to Erie city, where the father died; the mother now lives at New Castle. They had two children: Orrin C. and O. G. After the death of his father O. G. Kelts lived with his grandmother several years, and then with C. Holes, at Ridgway, of whom he learned the jeweler's trade. In 1882 he came to Kane, where he began work at his trade, but now keeps a store, supplied with a good stock of watches, jewelry, etc., in addition to which he is a dealer in general merchandise. During Cleveland' s administration Mr. Kelts was appointed postmaster at Kane. He is a member of Kane Lodge, No. 566, F. & A. M. Mr. Kelts was married, Feb. 2, 1882, to Ella Wicks, and they have one child, Clyde.

From:
History of the Counties of
McKean, Elk and Forest,
Pennsylvania
With Biographical Selections.
J. H. Beers & Co., Publishers
Chicago, 1890.

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