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D.C. Kelley

D.C. Kelley
Full Name: D. C. Kelley
Other surnames: Kelly
Birth date: March 24, 1857
Death date: February 22, 1913

Terms of Service

  • House, 33rd (1) Legislature
    1/14/1913 - 2/22/1913
(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

Resolutions and Journal entries

  • 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 .
  • 33rd Legislature, R.S., 2/24/1913, p. 667. Resolutions - Memorial .


Other Resources

  • D.C. Kelley, birth date 3/24/1857 in Alabama, death date 2/22/1913 in Kaufman. Occupation "Farmer & Member of Legislature." FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • D.C. Kelly, birth date 3/24/1856, death date 2/22/1913, burial in Kaufman Cemetery, Kaufman, Kaufman County. 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. Other members who died "succumbing to the same disease" [meningitis] 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. "Mr. Kelley was born in Opelika, Ala. [Alabama], in 1857, on March 24, and came to Texas in 1872, where he located in Dallas County. There he lived for five or six years and then moved to Kaufman County, where he spent the remainder of his life." "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 .
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