Kelly was born in 1855 in (Elgin) Kane County, Illinois. She married Terrence
Walsh on November 22, 1875 in Emmetsburg, Iowa. Terry was born in
Stratford, Ontario, Canada in 1850. With his parents he came to Boone,
county, Iowa in 1868. In 1870 he went to Palo Alto County and took up a
homestead in Great Oak Township. After some years he moved to Emmetsburg
and worked in the, E.G.. Pond Sawmill. Later he handled freight with a
team between Emmetsburg and Algona. He also worked at the blacksmith
trade for several years.
Alice and Terry were
those time-honored pioneers whom the younger generation must admire.
They came to the county when it was little more than a wilderness,
fought the battles of plague, intense heat and bitter cold; tasted
adversity in its cruelest form; and in spite of it all endured and
survived to a ripe old age.
Emmetsburg paper, December 1, 1926.
The T.B. Walsh
Large Number of Friends
Join in Celebrating - Important Event in Their Lives.
The many friends
of Mr. and Mrs. T.B. Walsh of this city gave them a pleasant
surprise last Sunday and assisted them in observing in a
befitting manner the golden anniversary of their marriage.
Perhaps 200 friends and neighbors called during the day and
evening. All of the ladies brought well filled baskets. The
afternoon and evening were pleasantly spent in various kinds of
amusement and in recalling interesting - incidents of pioneer
days, as Mr. and Mrs. Walsh spent all of their married life in
this community. They were presented with a very substantial
purse and with a number of appropriate and useful presents. Mrs.
J. M. Coonan of Minneapolis was among the generous donors. A
large number participated during the evening in dancing the
quadrille, the schottische, the polka and other old time
favored. Will Kane finished music on the violin. Mr. and Mrs.
Walsh were light on foot and were as clever on the floor as they
were fifty years or more ago.
whose name before marriage was Alice Kelly, was a native of
Elgin, Illinois. Her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. E. W. Kelly, came to Palo Alto county perhaps sixty
years ago. Their sons and daughters grew up in our county and
are widely and favorable know. Mr. Walsh, son of the late Mr.
and Mrs. John Walsh, is a native of Ontario, Canada. He came to
this locality with his parents when quite a small boy. He hauled
freight from Algona to this city for years before the Milwaukee
road was extended west. He followed black smithing a long time
and was a capable, successful workman.
Mr. and Mrs.
Wash are enjoying fairly good health and look to the future with
hope and confidence. Their adopted daughter, Miss Lottie, died a
number of years ago and Joseph
Kelly, who made his home with them form early childhood,
is now married and resides in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Walsh gave
their adopted son and daughter the best of opportunities and
made a record in this respect that is surpassed by none.
Those who came
from a distance to attend the anniversary exercises were Mr. and
Mrs. Bob Wilson of Britt, Mr. and Mrs B. L. Maguire of Ruthven,
Mr and Mrs. Otto Conklin and Mr. and Mrs. John Maguire and Mrs
John Kahley of Ayrshire, and Miss Florence Morrissery of Mason
City. The other guest were from Emmetsburg and vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs.
Walsh have been intimate friends and patrons of the writer for
more than forty years and it give us pleasure to recall their
loyalty and to give becoming publicity to this high important
event in their lives. We wish them health and strength for many
years to come and hope that providence will be as kind to them
in the future as it has been in the past.
Alice and Terrence had
one adopted daughter Lottie Walsh, and they
also raised Joseph James
Kelly, (nephew of Alice) after the death of his mother, he was
raised as one of their own. Terence was also a charter member of the
Emmetsburg Fire Department.
Terrence died at Iowa
City in August 1928, following an operation, and Alice died December 8,
1936, at her foster son, Joe
Kelly's home. They are both buried at St. John's Cemetery in
A. Lottie Walsh
(Adopted) was born December 13, 1882, in New York State, she was born
Charlott Baker. Lottie never married. She was well known as a good
piano player, and she would often play the piano at local silent
movies. Lottie was a music teacher, and had received a degree from a
collage in Colorado. According to death records her name was Cholotte.
She died of Chronic Nephritis on March 27, 1913, and is buried at St.
John's Cemetery in Emmetsburg, Iowa.