Advertisement

 William Henry Kelley

Advertisement

William Henry Kelley

Birth
Johnson County, Illinois, USA
Death 14 Aug 1915 (aged 74)
Decatur City, Decatur County, Iowa, USA
Burial Lamoni, Decatur County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 84937922 View Source

Kelley resided for a number of years in Kirtland, Ohio. He served in the Union forces from 1864 to 1865.

Baptized into the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Saints (today known as the Community of Christ), he was for 40 years (1873-1913) a member of its Council of Twelve Apostles, succeeding Joseph Smith's son Alexander Hale Smith as President of that body in 1897. He became an energetic RLDS apologist, laboring for years to gather testimony from key figures in the church's history which might aid in refuting the charges of its critics. Among his other writings was "Presidency and Priesthood: The Apostasy, Reformation and Restoration" (1890).

With wife Nancy Ellen Campbell Kelley he was the parent of 10 children, who included, besides those listed below under "Family Links",
- William Orville Kelley (1874 - 1900)


Flowers

In their memory
Plant Memorial Trees

Sponsored by Ancestry

Advertisement