John Joseph KELLY, possible British Home Child
from England to Eastern Ontario in 1926
August 14, 2012:
Dear Taylor or Al;
A neighbour of mine has very little knowledge of his father who he believes was a homechild and I have been trying for sometime to
help him with no success possibly because there are several hundred John Kellys and he may not have used his second name Joseph
The following information he has given to me ......He believes his father John Joseph Kelly, Born Feb.14,1908 was a homechild possibly from
Essex ,England arrived by ship in Quebec in 1926. He lived in Ottawa for a short while (thinks it was a home for boys) before being moved to
Renfrew, Ontario and then he was moved to work on a farm for a "Quinn" family in Marmora, Ontario Canada .
He spoke of his parents in England. His mother's name was Mary Hogan , father Patrick Kelly and a sister Mary.
On March 12,1935 John Kelly married Charlotte Lowery in Havelock, Ontario, Canada he had four children and died suddenly of a heart attack on
April 24,1974 .
Any help on this subject would be appreciated .
A couple of questions:
1- Kelly or Kelley?
2- Were his parents English or Irish born?
3- What religious denomination? This helps with any available church records
4- Is that a definite he was from Essex?
Thank you for your note and interest.
I rec'd your note this morning and have visited with the son of John Kelly , he would be pleased for you to start a web page and he
has given me a photo which I have attached as well . Rather than duplicate information I will carry on responding to Taylor with
some added info , he has been working diligently on this matter and possibly you have also and it is much appreciated .
Photo of John Joseph Kelly
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