I have been posting a lot of older content from my mom’s side of the family. This post is about Clyde Mead Kelly. Clyde was my grandfather’s dad on my mother’s side. Below, in italics, is Clyde’s obituary that was published when he passed away.
Passed to His Last Reward
Clyde M. Kelly died at his home seven miles northeast of this city at 1 o’clock a. m. Saturday, January 11, 1919, of pleuri-pneumonia following an attack of Spanish influenza. His nearest relatives to mourn his untimely death besides his wife and children, are his father, step-mother, his brother, James Raymond, and two sisters, Gertrude Carrico and Bernice Kelly, both living in Kentucky.
Clyde Mead Kelly, the eldest son of James W. and Larbia Kelly, was born February 14th, 1877, at Plainfield, Iowa. His parents moved to North Dakota and located at Crary, where Clyde spent his boyhood days working on a farm. He came to Mohall in October, 1901, and filed on a homestead seven miles northeast of town, establishing residence in the spring of 1902, where he resided until his death. He was married to Caroline Nixon, daughter of George and Mary Nixon, at Crary, November 30th; 1902. Four children were born to bless their union and are: Vivian Georgina, James Clark, Edna May, and Laurance Larbia Kelly. He was a kind and loving husband and father and made his children his best comrads. He leaves a host of friends to mourn his death.
“What Thou shalt today provide
Let me as a child receive,
What tomorrow may betide,
Calmly to His wisdom leave.
‘Tis enough that Thou wilt care,
Why should I the burden bear.”
Rev. W. Crossley of this city conducted the funeral services at the family residence which were held Monday morning at 11 o’clock. He spoke briefly on his chief qualities, his capacity for friendship, his love of children and his peaceful end after painful illness. His last words were: “It’s growing light.” May the “kindly light” shine with cheerul rays on the hearts of his bereaved wife, children and loved ones who mourn his loss.
His remains were taken to Crary Monday for burial in the city cemetery besides those of his mother who died in 1907, and of a brother, interment taking place Tuesday morning. Angelo Manson of Minot, a brother-in-law, and James Meagher of this city accompanied the remains from here, Mrs. Kelly and children being indisposed and unable to make the trip.
Out of town relatives present at the funeral were Mr. George Nixon, Mr. William Nixon, and Mr. and Mrs. A Manson of Minot. His father, Mr. James W. Kelly of Crary was at his bedside when death occurred, but returned home Saturday to arrange for burial of the remains.
This is the article I got the information from for this post. I don’t know, at this time, what newspaper published the article.