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Johanna Halsey Kelsey

Ohio, USA
Death 18 Mar 1907 (aged 84)
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA
Burial Lafayette Township, Allen County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 101024580 · View Source
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The death of Mrs. Joanna H. Halsey-Kelsey occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.H. Piatt, 1144 Division street, last evening at 9:30 o'clock, she being 84 years 10 months and 13 days old. Joanna H. Halsey was born at Hamilton, O., May 5, 1822.

She was united in marriage to Henry S. Kelsey Nov. 29, 1843. To this union was born five sons and five daughters, of whom two sons and four daughters survive-Clare E. Piatt, of Fort Wayne; Alfred N. Kelsey, of Douglass, Ari.; Mary F. Kline, of Huntington; Elma H. Guthrie, of Huntington; Alice A. Haiber, of Pomona, Cal., and Frank W. Kelsey, of Fort Wayne. Also one brother in Kansas, besides sixteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Mrs. Kelsey, with her husband, came to Lafayette township, Allen county, some sixty years ago and settled in the old Indian reservation, where she helped to transform the tree blazed forest into the fertile fields of today. She is the last one of the old neighbors who lived in that community when they moved there. Aunty Kelsey, as she was familiarly called, accepted Christ as her Savior over fifty years ago and united with the primitive Baptist church at the Eight Mile church and was a member of that denomination to the time of her death. Her husband departed this life Sept 7, 1892.

She came to Fort Wayne eleven years ago and has made her home with her daughter Clara ever since. The physical body that had been so strong and robust gave way about five years ago and she has not been able to walk alone since and has been perfectly helpless for the past year. During all this time she was ever resigned to her lot and very patient, never a word of complaint escaping her lips. Thus another one of the old settlers, an earnest Christian, a kind neighbor and a loving friend has gone to her reward.

Arrangements have not yet been completed for the funeral services. Short services will be held Thursday morning from the residence and the remains will be shipped at 11:15 to Roanoke. Final services will be held at the Beech Grove church at 1:30, and the body will be interred in the Kelsey cemetery near Roanoke.

March 19, 1907 Fort Wayne News

Funeral Announcements-Brief funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Johanna H. Kelsey will be held this morning from the residence, 1144 Division street, and later the body will be shipped to Roanoke, Ind, for the final service and interment at the Kelsey cemetery.

March 21, 1907 The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

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