White / Chartrand Family Tree

Albert Henry Jelly

Additional Names

Additional Names Name
Nickname Harry


Father Date of Birth Mother Date of Birth
James Albert Jelly 1872-11-10 Elizabeth Jane White 1870-02-04

Person Chart


Partner Date of Birth Children
Eileen A. Bennett 1902

Person Events

Event Type Date Place Description
Birth 1898 Shelburne, Dufferin, Ontario, Canada
Death 1973 Shelburne, Dufferin, Ontario, Canada


Shelburne Free Press and Economist
Source Type:
23 Jan 1974
Shelburne Free Press & Economist - Wednesday, January 23, 1974, Page 7, Albert Henry (Harry) Jelly:
A well-known and respected resident, Harry Jelly, passed away on December 14, 1973 at Shelburne District Hospital. He was 75 years old. He was born in Shelburne and his parents the late James A. Jelly and Eliza J. White also were natives of this village. Harry was the grand nephew of William Jelly, the Father of Shelburne.
At a very early age, he enlisted and served his country four years in World War 1.
Harry was active in Masonic work and was a member of Lorne Lodge for 52 years. He was a life member of Prince Edward Chapter and in 1953 he was Grand Superintendent of Wellington District, No. 4. He was a charter member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Shelburne Branch No. 220.
One of his greatest pleasures in life was music, in which he was very talented. He played in the 164th regimental band, in the band of the 36th regiment and also in overseas army bands. He was an outstanding player on the double B bass or tuba and was leader of Jelly's Orchestra for some time. He played first bass in Shelburne Citizens' Band and played in various bands throughout the area.
He was on the staff of the FP&E for some years, retiring in April 1966.
He is survived by his wife, the former Eileen Bennett. The funeral service, conducted by Canon R. L. McLaren, was held on December 17 at the Gamble Funeral Home. Masonic and Legion memorial services were held the previous evening. Interment was made at Shelburne Cemetery.
The pallbearers were: Fred White, Harry White, Joe Kayer, Norman Porter, Maurice Wallace and Jh. McKee.
The esteem of many friends of Harry was expressed in beautiful floral tributes and donations to charities given in his memory.

From a brief conversation with Stan Snider on October 26, 2007 - Inter Andy White @ Shelburne Cemetery.

Stan remembered when he was a boy he would see Harry Jelly dressed in a Jacket and tie. going downtown each day. He had talked to Harry at one time and was told of Harry's experiences during the War (WWI) Harry served in the trenches overseas. He said when he first arrived at the Front, he was taken uder the wing of a seasoned Soldier and taught how to survive. Harry told Stan that had it not been for this man, he would most likely have been killed.

Shelburne Economist
Source Type:
27 Apr 1916
Shelburne Economist - April 27, 1916, Soldier Notes:
Harry Jelly, who enlisted with the local company on Saturday and will go to Milton to play bass in the Battalion Band, is the tenth member of the Shelburne Citizens' Band to enlist and the fourth to join the band of the 164th Battalion.



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