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 Rhoda Corinna <I>Young</I> Schelly

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Rhoda Corinna Young Schelly

Birth
Versailles, Darke County, Ohio, USA
Death 28 Oct 1956 (aged 89)
USA
Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 35852241 View Source

Rhoda was the daughter of Jason & Jerusha (Reed) Young. Father Jason was a traveling minister of the gospel and Rhoda lived in many places in northern Ohio during her formative years. On December 31, 1900, Rhoda was married to Percival "Percy" Young Schelly, son of Joseph & Hannah (Young) Schelly. The ceremony was conducted in Cleveland, OH, by the Rev. Jason Young (Rhoda's father). (Percy had previously been married to Annie M. Wagner who died in 1898.) Rhoda's husband Percy Schelly was also a minister of the gospel and by the early 1900s had become minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Pillipsburg, NJ. Rhoda's father Jason died while visiting the New Jersey couple in 1904 and the Rev. Percy Young Schelly presided at a memorial service for his father-in-law at the church in Pillipsburg. Percy & Rhoda then moved to Philadelphia, PA, where they resided at 5633 Cedar Avenue. The couple then moved to a residence at 1020 60th Street, Philadelphia, PA, where they can be found on the 1920 & 1930 federal censuses. Percy then listed his occupation variously as "minister" & "clergyman." Following Percy's death in 1931, Rhoda continued to live in the same Philadelphia house & can be found living there on the 1940 Federal Census. Rhoda became a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) basing her claim on the military service of her great-grandfather, Charles Young. Charles was a German immigrant who served four years with the Continental Army as an artilleryman under the direct command of General "Mad" Anthony Wayne. Charles can be found on the national database of those who spent the winter at Valley Forge with General Washington.


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Rhoda Young Schelly
wife of
Rev. Percy Y. Schelly
November 1, 1866
October 28, 1956


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