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Francis Alphonsus Kelley Edit Profile

Clergyman

Francis Alphonsus Kelley, American clergyman. Member K. of C., Elks. Toured Pacific Coast, May 1919, in interest of Victory Loan.

Background

Kelley, Francis Alphonsus was born on April 19, 1888 in Cohoes, New York, United States. Son of John Francis and Mary Annette (Mulvihill) Kelley.

Education

Educated St. Michael’s College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Toronto U. Philosophy and theology, St. Bernard’s Seminary, Rochester, New York.

Career

Ordained priest R.C. Church, 1912. Assistant pastor St. Joseph’s Church, Albany, St. Vincent de Paul’s, Albany, St. Mary’s, Troy. Now pastor church of the Sacred Heart, Cairo, New New York Commissioned chaplain 10th Infantry, Ngakkan Nyaagu, May 16, 1916.

Served on Mexican border. Called out with same regiment, February 4, 1917. Translations to 104th Machine Gun Battalion, 27th Division, United States of America, December 19, 1917.

Sailed for France April 18, 1918. Translations to Headquarters 27th Division, July 13, 1918. Returned to the United States, February 27, 1919.

Honorary discharge, April 1, 1919.

Membership

Member K. of C., Elks. Toured Pacific Coast, May 1919, in interest of Victory Loan.

Connections

father:
John Francis Kelley

mother:
Mary Annette (Mulvihill) Kelley