Orin F. Kelly died last evening, 3-9-1915, at 6 o'clock at the home of his son, D.H. Kelly, 601 North Lincoln Street, Aberdeen, after suffering several months from cancer. The deceased was a Brown County pioneer and known to a large number of residents of Aberdeen.
He was born in Binghampton, N.Y., June 24, 1832. The family moved to Illinois when he was but 5 years old. He was united in marriage with Miss Anna Gardener in 1858. A widow and two sons D.H. and Frank Kelly of Aberdeen are the survivors.
Shortly after the marriage in 1858 the deceased moved to Winona county, Minnesota. In 1882 they came to Brown County to make their home. They settled near Frederick, later moving to Aberdeen, where he engaged in the carpenter business for several years.
The funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the home. Rev. O.W. Taylor will officiate and interment will be at Riverside
The funeral of Ludwig Kilb was held this morning at 9 o'clock at the home of his son, 103 1/2 Oakhill avenue, Endicott, and at 9:30 o'clock at St. Ambrose church. Requiem high mass was celebrated by Rev. Francis Zimmer. Music was under the direction of Henry Murray. The honorary pallbearers were Benjamin Atkinson, Robert Sutphen, Harvey Wood, David Hill, Seward Swich, and Perry Huick. The acting pallbearers were Millard Crist, Arthur Welch, Joseph Pier, Fred Durfee, Edward Halomen, and Blake Todd, all members of the Loyal Order of Moose. Burial was in Calvary cemtery. Father Zimmer officiated at the grave.
William A. Merrill of Harpursville died Friday night. He was 73 years old. He is survived by his wife, Cora; a son, W. Harrison Merrill of Harpursville, two daughters, Mrs. Bruce S. Keator of Afton and Mrs. Thomas H. Lewis of Bainbridge; six grandchildren; two brothers, E. C. Merrill of Grand Junction, Colo. and Lewis Merrill of Johnson City, and a sister, Mrs. Raymond Sykes of Meeker, Colo. The body was removed to the Harry G. Kark Funeral Home in Harpursville.
The funeral of Mrs. Johanna Downey Smith was held at 9:15 o'clock this morning at her home, 34 St. Charles street, Johnson City, and at 9:45 o'clock at St. James church where requiem of high mass was celebrated with the Rev. Edward P. Humphrey as celebrant; the Rev. Raymond Loftus as deacon and the Rev. William H. Purcell as subdeacon. Miss Mary Foley sang under the direction of the church organsit, JOhn O'Shea. The bearers were Daniel Nealson, Francis Downey, George Downey, Wilfred Downey, Morris Downey, and John Downey. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery. Father Humphrey officiated at the grave.
Fred M. Travis, aged 48 years, of 215 Robinson street, died this morning at 8 o'clock at the home of his uncle, Edward Travis of 35 William street. He is survived by his wife, Helen Travis; a daughter, Miss Irene Travis; his father, George Travis, of Binghmatom; a sister, Mrs. William Torbey of Washington, D.C. and several nieces and nephews. The body was removed to the J. F. Rice funeral home, 150 Main street, Johnson City.