Annie Murphy

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  • Name Annie Murphy 
    Born Apr 1843  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1 Jun 1860  Hope, LaSalle, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1 Jun 1870  Hope, LaSalle, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census 1 Jun 1880  Hope, LaSalle, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1 Jun 1900  Hope, LaSalle, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 15 Apr 1910  Lostant, LaSalle, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1 Jan 1920  Lostant, LaSalle, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I3844  My family tree
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2019 

    Husband Alexander Kelso,   b. 12 Jul 1838, Londonderry, Ulster, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1907  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1858  Albany, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Notes 
    • Kelso, Alexander and Annie (Murphy)
      Forty years ago, Alexander Kelso came to LaSalle county, and during the period since he has become wealthy and influential in his own community. Industry and perseverance have been his watch-words and integrity has well marked all of his transactions.
      He is a native of the Emerald Isle, his birth having occurred in county Londonderry, July 12, 1838. He is one of the eight children of Alexander and Margaret (Densmore) Kelso, of whom the three daughters are deceased. Joseph is living in Australia, Samuel in Ireland, James in Richland township and Daniel in Hope township, LaSalle county. The latter two named are twins. The father, who was a farmer, died in Ireland about the year 1850, his wife having died several years before. They were both members of the Presbyterian church.
      Alexander Kelso, of this sketch, resided in Ireland until he was sixteen years of age, the greater part of which time he attended the public schools, on which his education depended at that time, his parents both being dead. Sparkling with energy and ambition, he finally decided to try his fortunes in America, and accordingly in July, 1854, he crossed the ocean. Finding employment at Albany, Castleton and other points along the Hudson river, and pleased with the change of countries and labor, he remained at these points about four years, the greater part of which was spent at Albany in the manufacture of brick.
      During that period of time he met with Miss Annie Murphy, whom he married November 22, 1858, the ceremony being performed by Father Roach in St. Mary's church, Albany. Mrs. Kelso is a native of Ireland, her parents, Collins and Annie (Kavenaugh) Murphy, being farmers there. Both died in the early part of their united life, leaving eight small children, one son and seven daughters, and Mrs. Kelso being but two years of age at the time of their death. After this she made her home with her uncle and aunt, Richard and Julia Gory, until she was sixteen years of age, when she and another sister came to America, in the fall of 1856. Mrs. Kelso, with her sister, Mrs. Bridget Dean, now living in Sierraville, California, are the only survivors of this family at this writing.
      In the spring of 1859 Mr. Kelso and wife came to Illinois and have since resided in LaSalle county. After living in Tonica about six months Mr. Kelso worked by the month for a short time, after which he raised crops on shares for three years. Next he bought seventy acres of land in Hope township, east of the Illinois Central Railroad, which property he improved and still owns. Later he purchased another eighty-acre tract, situated three-fourths of a mile from his present home, and then the homestead, comprising eighty acres, which he has since improved with a handsome house, barn and other buildings. From time to time he invested in additional land and now owns, altogether, in one body, six hundred and twenty-six and one-half acres. One farm. of ninety acres, is located south-east of his home; one, of a quarter section, north; another, of eighty acres, east; and sixty-six and one-half acres to the north of that place. In connection with general farming, Mr. Kelso is an extensive stock raiser.
      In all of his joys and sorrows, for the past two-score years and more, Mr. Kelso has been aided by his ever dutiful and devoted wife. The union of Mr. and Mrs. Kelso was blessed with six sons and six daughters. Joseph married Kate Hickey, of Dimmick township, October 30, 1895. James chose Mary Molloy, of Chicago, Illinois, for his wife, and they were married February 14, 1892. Maggie became the wife of Peter Stumpf March 17, 1880, and was the mother of Mary Anna, Alexander and Lauretta. Mrs. Stumpf and oldest daughter, Mary Anna, died on September 5, 1887, and both were buried in the same grave. Alexander, of this family, died when but four months old. Robert wedded Mary Ryan, of Dimmick township, May 3, 1893, their only child being a boy and named Alexander, after his grandfather. Mary became the wife of Frank Faircloth, on operator, November 23, 1898, and is the mother of one child, whose name is Anna Cecelia; their place of residence at this writing is Litchfield, this state. Daniel died in infancy. Bridget died at the age of one year and six months. Alexander, Jr., is unmarried and living at home. Matilda became the wife of David Ryan, of Dimmick township, May 28, 1890, and is the mother of three children, Alexander, Ella and Marie. Samuel is unmarried and living at home. Isabella and Maria, twins, are also unmarried and living with their parents. Lauretta Stumpf has made her home with her grandparents since the death of her mother. Mr. Kelso and wife are both members of the Catholic church and have reared their children in that faith.
      Mr. Kelso's political views are Democratic, but he is not an aspirant to public office, though for a period of three years he served as road commissioner and has acted as pathmaster. [7]
    Children 12 children 
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F1237  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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