|Partner||Date of Birth||Children|
|Mary Jane Morrison||1865||Beatrice Alberta Jelly
Mary Geretrud Jelly
Edith Adelaide Jelly
Margaret Victoria Jelly
William Morrison Jelly
|Death of spouse Mary Jane /Morrison/||1946|
|Death||1951-04-06||Shelburne, Dufferin, Ontario, Canada|
|Shelburne Free Press and Economist, Date: 18 Apr 1951, Type: Obituary
Shelburne Free Press & Economist - Wednesday, April 18, 1951 - WM. J. JELLY:
A highly respected and lifelong resident of this district, William John Jelly, passed away at the Shelburne District Hospital, on Friday, April 6th, 1951, 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, Old Survey, 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 (Mrrs. Ray MacLean), of Toronto, and one son, Morris, of Melancthon; six grandchildren - Jean and Glenn MacLean, Lindsey, Mary, Lois and Catharine 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 Collingwood.
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 this 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. Pall-bearers were Messrs. Fred Hammond, John Richardson, Arthur Butcher, Clifford Reid, Albert Gilpin, and James Morrison, Seaforth.
Floral tributes were from the following: Pillow, the family; spray, the grandchildren, sisters and brothers; the White family, Mrs. A. Watson and Geraldine Jelly; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Reid, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Reid; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Anderson, Misses Em and Addie Morrison, Mr. and Mrs. O. Hodgins and Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Tyrell, Mr. and Mrs. D. Cairns and Mr. and Mrs. Drew MacDougall, Mr. Jas. Morrison and Mr. and Mrs. B. Hemingway, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Weiland, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jellt (Grand Valley), Mr. and Mrs. H. Weech, Mrs. Morris and Alice Jelly, Dufferin Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Co.; Horning's Mills school, Fourth Line Neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Gilpin, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Burk, Miss Nora and Mr. Tom Curphey, Mr. and Mrs. Rae Lyon, Mr. and Mrs. Truman Thompson; Silk's Farm Forum, Mrs. Edith Reburn and Miss Angeline Thompson; Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Firth, the Ashenhurst family, Mr. A. MacLean, Ruth, and Mrs. A. B. McDonald, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Richardson, Douglas Lindsey, the Bridge Club (Toronto).
Friends attended the funeral from Toronto, Midland, Collingwood, Orono, Seaforth, Orangeville and Grand Valley.