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Pierce County Call; Pierce, Nebraska
27 June 1902; page 4
Mrs Margaret Kelly died at the home of her daughter, Mrs K G Hitchcock, at 5 o’clock last Saturday morning, June 21, 1902, at the advanced age of 88 years. Deceased was born in the year 1814 at Sligo, County Leitriem, Ireland, her maiden name being Margaret Fletcher. She came to America when a child, residing in New York. In 1839 she married Cornelius Kelly who died 41 years ago. Ten children were born to this union of whom seven survive. Mrs Kelly has made her home at Pierce and Norfolk with her daughters, Mrs K G Hitchcock and Mrs J C Morey, the past fifteen years, being well known in both these places. Her last illness was caused by an injury accidentally received about six weeks ago. Deceased was converted and joined the M E Church at the age of 15 years and when death called, passed calmly and sweetly into that rest promised to all of the followers of the Great Master. Funeral services were held at the M E church by Rev J G Shick Monday afternoon after which the remains were laid to rest in the city of the dead south of town.