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Vollie Lee Kelly
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Birth: Nov. 15, 1903
Baker County
Florida, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 1975
Springfield
Duval County
Florida, USA

In the early 1970's Aunt Lois and her husband *Kelly had already lived nearly thirty years in the same house on 19th St in the Jacksonville community of Springfield. Uncle Kelly was in a terrible car wreck one night, and he was seriously injured. His brain was irreparably damaged, and although he lived on for several more years he was never the same. The most correct way to describe Uncle Kelly's state was to say that he was childlike.

He couldn't work, and his mind was clear enough to realize that without him working they wouldn't have enough money. So he responded by walking around all the time cutting off things that used electrical current. The lights you were using to read by, the TV as you watched the news, were all subject to Kelly's Electricity Patrol. Even Aunt Lois was not immune as she cooked dinner. I recall many instances of her remarking that dinner was delayed because Uncle Kelly had seen power being wasted as beans, or rice, or meatloaf was cooking, and he had swooped in with emergency conservation measures. The memory of it makes me smile.

* Note: No one called Uncle Kelly by his first name. He was known far and wide as simply Kelly.

 
 
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 Parents:
  James Oscar Kelly (1878 - 1948)
  Missouri Williams Kelly (1882 - 1907)
 
 Spouses:
  Lois Ernestine Moon Kelly (1920 - 2007)
  Helen Marie Lahti Kelly (1907 - 1945)*
 
 Children:
  Edwin Lee Kelly (1926 - 1991)*
  Lillian Pearl Kelly Smitley (1928 - 2011)*
  Sandra Kelly King (1942 - 1984)*
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Edward Kelly (1900 - 1983)*
  Effie Kelly Crews (1901 - 1986)*
  Vollie Lee Kelly (1903 - 1975)
  James Foster Kelly (1905 - 1906)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Restlawn Memorial Park
Jacksonville
Duval County
Florida, USA
 
Created by: Tony Middleton
Record added: Aug 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56998147
Vollie Lee Kelly
Added by: Tony Middleton
 
Vollie Lee Kelly
Added by: Tony Middleton
 
Vollie Lee Kelly
Added by: Tony Middleton
 
 
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- LFB
 Added: Feb. 12, 2011
 
 
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