|Person||William John Jelly|
|WM. J. JELLY
A highly respected and lifelong resident of the Shelburne district
William John Jelly. Passed away at the Shelburne District Hospital,
on Friday, April 6th, in his 88th year. He was the eldest son of the
late Simon and Eliza Ann Jelly and was one of the first children to
be born in Shelburne. From 1889 to 1932 he farmed on the Fourth line,
Melancthon. Then he retired to his home on Owen Sound Street,
Shelburne. In 1892 he married Mary Jane Morrison
Surviving are four daughters, Marie and Addie at home, Victoria
(Mrs. R. C. Ashenhurst), Beatrice (Mrs. Ray MacLean). of Toronto and
one son Morris of Melancthon, six grandchildren Jean and Glenn
MacLean, Lindsey, Mary Lois and Catherine Jelly, also three sisters
Mrs. Harry White of Shelburne, Mrs. A. W. Ruby of Midland, Mrs. Muter
of Toronto, and two brothers, Andrew of Midland and James of
He was a charter member of the Dufferin Farmers' Mutual Fire
Insurance Co. For thirty years he was a director and for twenty-
eight years he was president of his company. For many years he acted
as trustee and secretary of S.S. No. 1, Melancthon, and he served a
term as director and president of the Dufferin Central Fair.
The funeral, which was held on Monday afternoon, April 9th was
conducted by the rector of St. Paul's Church, Rev. J. M. Dobson.
Interment was made in Shelburne Cemetery. Pallbearers were Messrs.
Fred Hammond, John Richardson, Arthur Butcher, Clifford Reid, Albert
Gilpin and James Morrison, Seaforth.
Friends attended the funeral from Toronto, Midland, Collingwood,
Source: ----- Bulletin, newspaper April 26, 1951, sec 2-pages 1 to 6,
some parts very hard to read
Note: This Obit was sent to me by Blair Barr.