Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sentimental Sunday - Elsie Stambaugh Kelly and her twin daughters

Elsie Stambaugh Kelly of Greenwood, Nebraska was the daughter of John and Belle Stambaugh. She was married to Paul Daniel "D.R." Kelly, who was a brother of my grandfather, William L. Kelly, Sr. I never knew Elsie or "Uncle Paul" Kelly, but the box of family photos has a lot of pictures of their twin daughters, Lucille Kelly and Irene Kelly.

Paul Kelly was killed when he was struck by a car in Portland, Oregon in 1946.

The twins are two of the brick walls in my search for members of my Kelly family. The girls were born in Nebraska circa 1918. Irene was married to Raymond Johnson and Lucille was married to Edward Butler of Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

My leads for the twins run dry about 1940. If you're related to this family, I would love to hear from you.

Funeral card for Elsie Kelly, 1964


  1. Good luck in breaking through your brick walls and re-connecting! Woman can be so much more difficult to locate, with marriages, divorces and re-marriages making for name changes!

  2. Thanks for the good wishes, Sherry! I just signed up to follow your Sumner County blog - it looks quite interesting! Susan