Documents/Records...

Direct links to pertinent documents on this website...

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***Countdown clock for the release of 1940 census records...***

Birth Records (Scotland)

- John McGovern Birth Record
- Mary McGovern Birth Record

 

Cemetery Records (United States)

- Kelly Plot at Cathedral Cemetery in Philadelphia
- Map of Cathedral Cemetery in Philadelphia

 

Census Records (United States)
Note that there are no United States census records for the year 1890 as the entire census was lost in a fire.

Getz
- Leopold Getz & Family 1860 (Father Of Florence Getz who married James Kelly Sr.)
- Leopold Getz & Family June 1870 1st Enumeration Page 1 (Father Of Florence Getz who married James Kelly Sr.)
- Leopold Getz & Family June 1870 1st Enumeration Page 2 (Father Of Florence Getz who married James Kelly Sr.)
- Leopold Getz & Family November 1870 2nd Enumeration Page 1 (Father Of Florence Getz who married James Kelly Sr.)
- Leopold Getz & Family November 1870 2nd Enumeration Page 2 (Father Of Florence Getz who married James Kelly Sr.)
- Leopold Getz & Family 1880 (Father Of Florence Getz who married James Kelly Sr.)
- Louis Getz & Family 1910 (Brother Of Florence Getz who married James Kelly Sr.)
- Louis Getz & Family 1920 (Brother Of Florence Getz who married James Kelly Sr.)
- Max Getz & Family 1900 pg 1 (Brother Of Florence Getz who married James Kelly Sr.)
- Max Getz & Family 1900 pg 2 (Brother Of Florence Getz who married James Kelly Sr.)
- Max Getz & Family 1910 (Brother Of Florence Getz who married James Kelly Sr.)
- Max Getz & Family 1920 (Brother Of Florence Getz who married James Kelly Sr.)
- Meyer Getz & Family 1900 (Brother Of Florence Getz who married James Kelly Sr.)
- Meyer Getz & Family 1910 (Brother Of Florence Getz who married James Kelly Sr.)
- Meyer Getz & Family 1920 (Brother Of Florence Getz who married James Kelly Sr.)

Kelly
- Charles Kelly & Family 1860 (Possible Grandfather of James Kelly Jr.)
- Charles Kelly & Family 1870 1st Enumeration Page 1 (Possible Grandfather of James Kelly Jr.)
- Charles Kelly & Family 1870 1st Enumeration Page 2 (Possible Grandfather of James Kelly Jr.)
- Charles Kelly & Family 1870 2nd Enumeration (Possible Grandfather of James Kelly Jr.)
- Dennis Kelly & Family 1880 (Possible Great Uncle of James Kelly Jr.)
- Edward Kelly & Family 1900 (Uncle of James Kelly Jr.)
- Edward Kelly & Family 1910 (Uncle of James Kelly Jr.)
- Edward Kelly & Family 1920 (Uncle of James Kelly Jr.)
- Edward Kelly & Family 1930 (Uncle Of James Kelly Jr.)
- James Sr. Kelly & Family 1900 page 1 (Father of James Kelly Jr.)
- James Sr. Kelly & Family 1900 page 2 (Father of James Kelly Jr.)
- James Kelly Sr. & Family 1910 (Father of James Kelly Jr.)
- James Kelly Sr. & Family 1920 (Father of James Kelly Jr.)
- James Kelly Sr. & Family 1930 (Father Of James Kelly Jr.)
- William Kelly & Spouse 1920 (Uncle of James Kelly Jr.)
- William Kelly & Spouse 1930 (Uncle of James Kelly Jr.)

McGovern
- Patrick McGovern & Family 1900 (Father of Loretta McGovern)
- Patrick McGovern & Family 1910 (Father of Loretta McGovern)
- Patrick McGovern & Family 1920 (Father of Loretta McGovern)
- Sarah O'Connor & Family 1920 (Daughter of Patrick McGovern)
- Sarah O'Connor & Family 1930 (Daughter of Patrick McGovern)
- Elizabeth Urban & Family 1930 (Daughter of Patrick McGovern)
- Katherine Fanelli & Husband 1930 (Daughter of Patrick McGovern)
- For Loretta McGovern in 1930, see the link above for "James Kelly Sr. & Family 1930"

 

Census Records (Scotland)

- 1881 Thomas McGovern Family Census Record
Could this be our Patrick...?
Arguments For...
1. The age matches perfectly (he is listed as 24 in 1883, the census shows 22 in 1881)
    Actually - the only good age match for a Patrick McGovern in Scotland in 1881.
2. The occupation is a very close match (millworker rather than furnaceman)
3. The sibilings and mother's names match up with Patrick's children's names (Mary, Jane, Sarah)
4. The mother's name matches on both the marriage record and the 1881 census record.
4. The area of the census is very near where Lizzie Madden lived - only a few miles away!
Arguments Against...
1. The occupation is not a perfect match (millworker rather than furnaceman)
2. The sibiling names don't match perfectly with Patrick's children's names (his oldest son's name was John).
3. This is the possible killer... the father's name listed on the marriage record is "John" not "Thomas".

 

Death Records (United States)

Getz
- Henrietta Getz Death Certificate, 03-29-1888 (Grandmother of James Kelly Jr.)
    Died of "Bright's Disease" which is an obsolete term for disease of the kidneys - acute or chronic.
- Leopold Getz Death Certificate, 02-21-1888 (Grandfather of James Kelly Jr.)
    Died of "Old Age" - probably pretty accurate - he was 79 at the time.
- Simon Getz Death Certificate, 11-30-1875 (Great Uncle of James Kelly Jr.)
    Died of "Typhoid Fever" which is is transmitted by the ingestion of contaminated food or water.
    Typhoid outbreaks often occurred in large cities due to the lack of adequate sewage controls.

Kelly
- Catherine Kelly Death Certificate, 05-18-1877 (Possible Grandmother of James Kelly Jr.)
    Died of "Phthisis Pulmonalis" which is an obsolete term for tuberculous.
- Charles Kelly Death Certificate, 11-11-1875 (Possible Grandfather of James Kelly Jr.)
    Also died of "Phthisis Pulmonalis" which is an obsolete term for tuberculous.
    Could he have gotten it from his wife...!?
- James Francis Kelly Sr., 10-16-1944 (Father of James Kelly Jr.)
    Died of "Carcinoma of Stomach".
    Small Version

McGovern
- Elizabeth McGovern Death Certificate, 03-29-1892 (Child Of Patrick & Lizzie McGovern - 7 months & 2 weeks old)
    Tragically died when 7 months old of "Acute Meningitus".
- Margaret McGovern Death Certificate, 10-11-1903 (Child Of Patrick & Lizzie McGovern - 1 year, 6 months & 16 days old)
    Another tragic death. This time from "Lobar Pneumonia" which is Pneumonia affecting one or more lobes
    of the lung; commonly due to streptococcal infection. The child was only a year and a half old.
- Elizabeth Mcgovern/Urban Death Certificate, 09-28-1974 (Daughter Of Patrick & Lizzie McGovern)
    In the 19th and early 20th centuries itt wasn't uncommon to name a child the same name as a child who died previously - as in this case.

 

Marriage Listings/Records (United States)

Campbell
- None at this time

Getz
- Marriage Listing For Florence (listed "Florrie") Getz, 1897
- Marriage License For Florene M. Getz, 1897
- Marriage License Affidavit Cover For Florence M. Getz, 1897
- Marriage License Affidavit For Florence M. Getz, 1897

Kelly
- Marriage Listing For James Francis Kelly Sr., 1897
- See Marriage of Florence M. Getz Above

McGovern
- Marriage Certificate for Elizabeth McGovern (courtesy of Al Morelli of Rydal, PA)

 

Marriage Records (Scotland)

- Patrick McGovern & Elizabeth "Lizzie" Madden Marriage Record (Parents of Loretta McGovern)
- Jeremiah Campbell & Jane "Jeanie" Madden Marriage Record (Uncle & Aunt of Loretta McGovern)

 

Other Miscellaneous Documents

- Note's from Alice McMahon at Florence Kelly's Funeral
    These notes provided a record of the Kelly family from someone who knew all of their names.
    These notes were critical in finding the right Kelly family in the census records (out of the hundreds/thousands).