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John Clayton "Jack" Brown Kelly
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Birth: Aug. 14, 1921
Cochise County
Arizona, USA
Death: Mar. 14, 1953
Lincoln County
Nevada, USA

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OK, his real name is John Clayton 'Jack' Kelly
he was not adopted by a Brown and Jack is his nicname
from his grandfather John Shipman 'Jack' Kelly.

What happened was his dad Hugh Clayton Kelly died pretty young, 22yo
when he got struck by lightning and it killed him, seriously it happened. So little Jack was just abt 1 yo old when this happened so never knew his real birth dad.
He also had a sister born the year the dad died.
So his mother Nina got married again to a fella name Frank Brown
and as especially little Jack grew up he just called himself Brown, althou there was no adoption. His sis kept the Kelly name and used that but Jack did use the Brown name, except it is Kelly on his
DC. I posted that on the site. It doesn't say why he died so young.
Will see if I can find out why thou as I am curious. I am told his sis is alive so am trying to get in touch with her.

ok here are his parents links and we should use his birth dad
Hugh Memorial# 87774558
Nina Memorial# 31192354

here is the story in short form [both Hugh and Frank were ranchers]

"Nina was a young widow remarried after Hugh death to Franklin Allen "Frank" Brown, another cowboy. Hugh fathered two children; a daughter named Dorothy Evelyn Kelly and a son named John Clayton "Jack" Kelly who used the "Brown" surname of his stepfather."

Children John Shipman Jack Kelly & Nancy Ellen Murrah 3 kids
1Hugh Clayton KELLY b 4 Oct 1899 (John S Kelly & Nancy Murrah) d 7 Aug 1922 Burial:Calvary Cem Douglas Cochise Co Ariz Plot: K-111-1
Died, aged 22Y 10M 3D, by being struck by lightning.
+Nina Edaline Stone 22 Dec 1920 b Dec 13 1902 Roswell Chaves Co New Mexico D Mar 15 1948 Phoenix Maricopa Co Ariz Burial:Wells Family Cem Douglas Cochise Co Ariz Plot: Row 5 plot 54
[she is bur w/her 2nd husband Frank Brown thats why a diff cem]
I also am not sure why little Jack went to NV would like to figure that out also. thanks!

b 14 August 1921 -------------------------
John Kelly (Jack Brown) died in a mine collapse in Castleton, Lincoln County, Nevada. Leaving behind a young wife with 3 small children.

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  Hugh Clayton Kelly (1899 - 1922)
  Nina Edaline Stone Brown (1902 - 1948)
Our Daddy
Pioche Catholic Cemetery
Lincoln County
Nevada, USA
Maintained by: Valeri
Originally Created by: Mark's Mom
Record added: May 18, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14321468
John Clayton Jack Brown Kelly
Added by: Nena Smothers
John Clayton Jack Brown Kelly
Added by: Mark's Mom
John Clayton Jack Brown Kelly
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Added by: Mark's Mom
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RIP Jack, am so sorry you grew up not knowing your birth dad or your awesome TX Kelly ancestry!
- Nena Smothers
 Added: Jul. 2, 2013
Hope you are enjoying having grandma up there with you. Wish I would have gotten to meet you.
- Valeri
 Added: Jun. 30, 2009

- Mark's Mom
 Added: Sep. 7, 2006

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