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William Andrews Kelsey
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Birth: Apr. 17, 1851
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Jan. 5, 1932
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Founder of the Kelsey Press, later called the Kelsey Company. His popular hand-printing press was sold until the 1990s. He was also president of the Republican Publishing Company of Meriden, CT. He was educated at Cheshire Military Academy and the Suffield Academy. He began his career in 1871 as editor of the American Sportsman, a house organ of the Parker Gun Company. He erected the first apartment house in Meriden on Crown Street. His first house in Meriden was an elaborate property on Pleasant Street, which was later moved to North Broad Street. His next house was on the corner of Broad and E. Main St., it was later sold to Francis Atwater. He moved to Washington, D.C. 15 years before he died, but he continued to visit Meriden to attend to business interests. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and the First Baptist Church. Death was due to injuries he suffered when he was hit by an automobile on 12 December 1931.
He was the son of Ephraim Armstrong Kelsey and Catherine Jeanette Andrews. In 1876 he married Kate Patchen, after her death in 1904 he married Maude Zollikoffer who survived him. Also survived by sons, Dr. Mark Kelsey, of California and Carleton Kelsey, of Philadelphia.
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  Ephraim A Kelsey (1825 - ____)
  Catharine Jeanette Andrews Kelsey (1828 - 1851)
  Kate Louise Patchen Kelsey (____ - 1903)
Fort Lincoln Cemetery
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA
Created by: Jan Franco
Record added: Mar 13, 2014
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William Andrews Kelsey
Added by: Jan Franco
William Andrews Kelsey
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 Added: Mar. 13, 2014

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