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Sadie Virginia Hardin Kelly
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Birth: Dec. 9, 1899
White County
Illinois, USA
Death: Oct. 17, 1936
Baxter Springs
Cherokee County
Kansas, USA

Mrs. Kelley Succumbs Following Birth of Child - Services Tomorrow Afternoon

Mrs. Sadie Virginia Kelley, 36 years old, wife of Harry Kelley, died at 11 o'clock Saturday night at her home 702 West avenue, following the birth of a child. Mrs. Kelley was born in Carmi, Illinois, December 9, 1899. She resided in Baxter Springs for a number of years.

Besides her husband, she is survived by six children, Harry, Jr., Allen, Gene, Victor, Joyce and Vondojoy Kelley, all at home; her mother, Mrs. Dona Smith and two sisters, all of Mount Vernon, Ind.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the Catlett-Hoskins Funeral chapel. The Rev. W. A. Hubbard, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Baxter Springs cemetery.

Baxter Springs Citizen and Herald
October 19, 1936


Sadie Virginia Hardin first married Joseph Wolfe Joseph, a baker of Greek descent (his parents emigrated from Turkey) and believed to have been of the Jewish faith.

She married her second husband, Harry Floyd Kelly, September 16, 1921 at Neosho, Newton County, Missouri, USA

Sadie died in 1936 some 6 hours after childbirth because of the flu. When Harry asked for help to bury his wife, many refused because of the flu epidemic. He built her a Burial Coffin, and brought it to the cemetery, dug the hole, and laid his wife's casket into the hole.

Their son, Victor Dale Kelly Memorial# 72735448, was adopted following the death of his parents in 1936 by a second cousin, Edward Joseph and Rhea Maxine (Frazier) Burke, on December 8, 1938. His adoption is recorded in Montgomery County, Kansas. Through the adoption process, his name was changed to Victor Kelly Burke, dropping his middle name, Dale.
Family links: 
  Harry Floyd Kelly (1895 - 1936)*
  Harry Floyd Kelly (1923 - 2003)*
  Joyce Yvonne Kelly Andersen (1926 - 1986)*
  Joseph James Kelly (1927 - 1928)*
  Allen Neal Kelly (1930 - 2005)*
  Olen Gene Kelly (1932 - 2003)*
  Victor Kelly Burke (1935 - 2011)*
*Calculated relationship
Baxter Springs Cemetery
Baxter Springs
Cherokee County
Kansas, USA
Maintained by: JFI
Originally Created by: Anonymous
Record added: Jun 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27760636
Sadie Virginia <i>Hardin</i> Kelly
Added by: D Snyder
Sadie Virginia <i>Hardin</i> Kelly
Added by: D Snyder
Sadie Virginia <i>Hardin</i> Kelly
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- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Jan. 29, 2011

- Ghost Town Gal
 Added: Oct. 22, 2009
Your grandson, William Edgar Kelly, who also died too soon, is listed in Findagrave...buried in California
 Added: Nov. 17, 2008

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