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Francis Herbert Kellar
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Birth: Aug. 20, 1888
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: May 7, 1934
Nassau County
New York, USA

Francis Herbert Kellar (1888-1934) was a New York City photographer. (b. August 20, 1888; Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA - d. May 7, 1934; Mineola, Nassau County, New York, 11501, USA)

He was the son of Francis August Kellar (1866-?) and Catherine Gleeson (1869-?) aka Katherine Gleason. Both parents were from Ireland.

Francis Herbert Kellar was baptised on August 26, 1888 at the Parish of St. Paul the Apostle, in Manhattan, New York City.

First marriage:
Francis Herbert Kellar married Anna Elizabeth Lane (1890-1919) of Ireland on May 25, 1913 at the Church of St. Charles in New York. She was the daughter of Timothy D. Lane (1869-?) and Elizabeth Downey (1865-?) of Ireland.

Herbert Francis Xavier Kellar (1914-1970) who was born on December 29, 1914 in New York and married Marjorie Freeman; and Anita M. Kellar (1919) who was born in January of 1919 and died April 20, 1919.

World War I:
Francis Herbert Kellar registered for the draft on June 5, 1917 while living at 127 West 55th Street in Bayonne, New Jersey. He was working as a photographer at his own studio at 142 Fulton Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York. He was married and had a son. He was tall and had a medium build and had gray eyes.

Death of wife:
Anna Elizabeth Lane died in 1919 possibly from the influenza pandemic. Her death certificate number was "2833".

Second marriage:
He married Winifred Agnes Morrissey (1890-1985) on September 19, 1921 at Ascension Church, 221 West 107 Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York.

Together they had the following children: Muriel Catherine Kellar (1923-?) who married James Joseph Hagerty; Grace Kellar who married Stanley Spoor II (1921-1981); and Alfred Kellar who married Virginia.

Mineola, Long Island:
In 1930 they were living at 322 First Street in Mineola, and he was working as a photographer.

He died on May 7, 1934 in Mineola, Nassau County, New York of "subacute endocarditis, caused by rheumatic fever".

His obituary appeared in the May 07, 1934 New York Times: "Mineola, L. I., May 7, 1934. Herbert Kellar, formerly connected with The New York Evening Journal and more recently with the Knickerbocker Photos in New York, died here today at his home, 322 First Street. He had been ill a month."

Francis Herbert Kellar (1888-1934) was the grandfather of Dierdre Anne Laura Kellar (1964- ).

Researched and written by Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) and added to Findagrave on February 12, 2004. Updated on November 2, 2014 with his obituary from the New York Times.

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  Winifred Agnes Morrissey Kellar (1890 - 1985)*
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Cemetery of the Holy Rood
Nassau County
New York, USA
Created by: Richard Arthur Norton (1...
Record added: Feb 12, 2004
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Francis Herbert Kellar
Added by: Richard Arthur Norton (1958- )
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