2 birth cert. Kelley & Kelly . How do trace family history ? /

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My father was Charles {no middle name} Kelley and/or Kelly . Born Middleton,MI . His father came from the state of NewYork .  I was told his mother died at a young age giving birth to twins that were adopted out . Grandfather put kids in orphanage and wet back to New York . Dad was 6 when put in orphanage . never heard from any family . He was born 4-3-1905 . Died 8-13-1974.  Wife by Kelly : Inez     Wife by Kelley : Norma A Stephens .  My full name is Kathryn Yvonne Kelley born 6-10-1950 . my sister :  Phyllis Ilene Kelley born 11-4-45 , One of my half sisters by Inez is Phyllis Irene Kelly. Half brothers I have met are Raymond & Russell Kelly . The half sister I have met is Dorothy Strawn { not sure the spelling of last name correct}. She is divorced and is in Montana last I heard . There were more half brothers & sisters . 17 total I was told .
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Are you of any relation to a Nancy Lois Kelly lived/lives in Arcadia California.
I don't know . Grandfather {Charles} remarried according to search and died in Illinios . Not confirmed . Can not find records to confirm move back to NewYork but was told my dad recieved telegram from somewhere near Buffalo, NY when he was 21 that said he died and was buired there.
I was wondering because, my father's ("baby boy Kelly" at time of birth 5-13-1960) mother was from Illinois. Good luck on your search.....
Is there a Sadie Kelley in there somewhere from Tennessee.  This is the correct spelling of her name. Brn somewhere between 1900=1910

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Charles Kelley married to Norma Stephens had a son: James Donald Kelley Born: 14 May 1952 at St. Johns, in Michigan,  Source Michigan Death Certificate,  He is buried in Union Home Cemetery, 405 W Gratiot County Line Road, St. Johns, MI 48879. Along with his Father (Charles) and Mother (Norma). James died single.

Charles married Norma Aderille Stephens on 11 Aug 1944 source Lansing State Journal 27 Dec 2001 Obit - She is the daughter of Leonard and Cecele Stephens. She was born in 1923 - so Charles would have had to be 18 years older.

In the 1910 Census Charles is living with his father and brothers in Ingersoll, Midland, Michigan - he is listed as being a Widow. Children listed: sons: John (15 Years) Charles (5 Years) Stewart (4 Years) females: Lina (12 Years) Blanch (11 Years). The father Charles is 63 years old at this time.

In the 1900 Census Charles is not born yet - But his brothers and sisters: Charles (Father is 54 years old) Mother is  Francis Kelley (Age 27)  Son Lewis is 12 and son John is 6.

There is only one Charlse Kelley living in Michigan with a father of Charles matching the age you provided.

Hopefully this will help you out further.

Terri
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