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D.C. Kelley D.C. Kelley
Full Name: D. C. Kelley
Other surnames: Kelly
Date of birth: March 24, 1857
Date of death: February 22, 1913

Terms of Service top
Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
H 45 Jan 14, 1913 - Feb 22, 1913 33rd (1)   Democrat Kaufman / Kaufman   Kaufman
(1) E.E. Thompson, in special election 3/17/1913, sworn 3/25/1913, succeeded D.C. Kelley, died 2/23/1913. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004, 2005.
Biographical Notes and Resources top
Resolutions and Journal entries
  • 33rd Legislature, R.S., 2/24/1913, p. 667. Resolutions - Memorial.
  • Biographical Sketches
  • Memorial services and tributes for Thomas McNeal, J.C. Hunt, Lee Killingsworth, and D.C. Kelley, including biographical sketches - 33rd Legislature, Sunday, 3/23/1913, pp. 1469-1485. D.C. Kelley born in 1856, p. 1475. House Journal.
  • Other Resources
  • D.C. Kelley, birth date 3/24/1857 in Alabama, death date 2/22/1913 in Kaufman. Certificate of death lists occupation "Farmer & Member of Legislature." FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976.
  • D.C. Kelly, birth date 3/24/1856, death date 2/22/1913, interment in Kaufman Cemetery. Find a Grave.
  • "Legislative halls almost forsaken. . .death of Representative Hunt shocking," 3/23/1913, p. 8; Obituary, "J.C. Hunt dies in Austin: Representative from Randall County had been ill since Feb. 15 - his is fourth death this session," 3/23/1913, p. 10. Cause of death: cerebro-spinal meningitis; other members who died "succumbing to the same disease" were Representatives Neal [sic: McNeal], Killingsworth, and Kelly [sic: Kelley]. Galveston Daily News.
  • Obituary, "Kaufman Representative, Hon. D.C. Kelley, dies," 2/23/1913, p. 3. Died 2/22/1913 of meningitis. Born 3/24/1857 in Opelika, AL, came to Texas in 1872. "Funeral of D.C. Kelley held Sunday," 2/24/1913, p. 8. Galveston Daily News.
  • Report describing memorial services on the deaths of Representatives McNeal, Killingsworth, Kelley, and Hunt, 3/24/1913, p. 2. San Antonio Light.
  • Photographs
  • Photograph. D.C. Kelley,33rd Legislature, State Preservation Board
  • Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
  • 33rd session composite photo of House members (House chamber gallery, west wall. 3W.2). State Preservation Board.
  • Committee Informationtop
    33rd R.S. - 1913
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