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Mary Magdelene Lee SMITH

Mary Magdelene Lee SMITH4,1,5,2,3

18th Apr 18821,2,3 - 10th Jun 19463

Life History

18th Apr 1882

Born in Bryan Mills, Cass, Texas.1,2,3

8th Sep 1907

Married Edward C KELLEY in De Queen, Sevier, Arkansas.2,3,3

27th Jun 1919

Birth of daughter Fannie Sue KELLEY in Fort Cobb, Caddo, Oklahoma.6,7

10th Jun 1946

Died in Oklahoma.3

12th Jun 1946

Buried in Alfalfa Cemetery, Alfalfa, Caddo County, Oklahoma.3


  • In the 1900 census, Mary is listed as Mary L.  But her granddaughter Judy Holsted Oldziewski, tells me her name was Mary Magdalene Smith.  The L was for Lena, the nickname many knew her by.  Mary L is found in the 1900 census, and in varius other records.  Her son Grover's Social Security record reports his mother's name as Mary L Smith.

    1900 Federal Census, Sevier County, Arkansas, 4 July, Bear Creek Township, District 149, page 5B, Hse #423, Fam #433
    Smith, Edward  Head  W M  Jan 1841  59  Married 38 years KY KY VA  Farmer
    Smith, Mary J  Wife W F  no birthday given  56 Married 38 years  borne 10 children, 7 living  AR England Tennessee
    Smith, Mary L  Dau W F Apr 1883  15  TX KY AR At School [Mary Magdalene]

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Grover Henry Kelley
    Birth 18 Mar 1910 Alafalfa, Washita County [but today Alfalfa is in Caddo County], Oklahoma
    Death Date 18 Jan 1998
    Father Edward C Kelley
    Mother Mary L Smith
    SSN 446321581
    Mar 1951 Name listed as GROVER HENRY KELLEY; 04 Feb 1998 Name listed as GROVER H KELLEY

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    E C Kelley
    Gender Male, Age 26 (born abt 1881)
    Residence De Queen, Sevier County, Arkansas
    M L Smith, Gender Female, Age 23 (born abt 1884)
    Residence De Queen, Sevier, Arkansas
    Marriage 8 Sep 1907 Sevier County
    Marriage License Date 7 Sep 1907

    The memorial for her on Find a Grave has her name as Mary Lee Smith instead of Mary Magdelene Smith.  Her obituary included here does recognize the name Magdelene in the full name given here, using the nickname Maggie for the given name Magdelene, then add the name Lee.  The memorial does not acknowledge the name Magdelene in her name of the memorial.

    Mary Lee Smith Kelley
    BIRTH 1883 [obit posted here says 18 April 1882]
    DEATH Jun 1946 (aged 62-63) [obit has 10 June 1946]
    BURIAL Alfalfa Cemetery, Alfalfa, Caddo County, Oklahoma, PLOT SW-R3

    The Carnegie Herald, Wed., June 12, 1946
    Mrs. E.C. Kelley Rites at Alfalfa

    Rites for Mrs. E.C. Kelley were held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Alfalfa Baptist church following her death Saturday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Geo. King. Mrs. Kelley has been seriously ill for many weeks. Rev. Herman Bell was in charge of the service and was assisted by Rev. E.J. Price. Burial was in the Alfalfa cemetery.

    Mary Maggie Lee Smith was born April 18, 1882, near Bryan Mills, Cass county, Texas. She was united in marriage to Edward C. Kelley at DeQueen, Ark., Sept. 8, 1907, and to them eight children were born, seven of whom survive. A daughter, Mary died at the age of nine months. They came to Oklahoma in 1909 and have lived near Carnegie since. Mrs. Kelley united with the Baptist church at the age of 15 and remained an active Christian until her death.

    Survivors include her husband and five daughters, Mrs. R.S. Steel, Ridgecraft, Calif.; Mrs. Austin Johnson, Mrs. George King, Mrs. Ira Koontz and Mrs. Arlin Holsted, all of Carnegie two sons, Henry and Otis of Carnegie. She also has three brothers, W.P. Smith, Carnegie; B.E. Smith, Fort Cobb and S.E. Smith, Anadarko, as well as 22 grandchildren and many other close relatives and friends.

    Spouse Edward C Kelley 1875-1957 (m. 1907)

    Odessa Elizabeth Kelly Steele 1911-1981
    Vera L Kelley Johnson 1913-2004
    Pearl Kelley King 1915-1994
    Otis Elmer Kelley 1923-1992

    Created by Lillian 17 Aug 2010
    --  Find A Grave Memorial 57173139, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/57173139/mary-lee-kelley

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