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Michael Kelly,
born 1865, Co.Roscommon,
farmer, of Roosky, Co.Roscommon,
mar 1900 to Kate ---- [born 1868, Co.Roscommon, NOT Margaret Phillips],
see family listed at Cloonfad, Roosky, in 1911 census,
had issue:

  1. Michael Kelly,
    Michael Joseph Kelly, born 1901 (by age at census), Roosky, Co.Roscommon.
    He mar 1stly, 1925, to Bridget Fitzgerald [born 28 Nov 1889].
    He was a Sergeant in Gardai.
    He is listed at wife's death 1930 as Sergeant, Crusheen, Co.Clare, "C.G." (must stand for Civic Guard).
    Bridget died 20 Nov 1930, age 40 yrs, at St. John's Hospital, Limerick.
    See death notice in Limerick Chronicle, 20 Nov 1930. Calls her "Breda".
    See obituary in The Kerryman, November 29, 1930. Calls her "O'Kelly".
    Can't find death in [GROI].
    She was bur Kilfergus, Glin.
    Michael had issue by 1st wife:

    1. Philomena Kelly, mar David Murphy.

    Michael was stationed in Bandon, Co.Cork.
    He mar 2ndly to Mary Crowley [from Bandon].
    Can't find mar in [GROI].
    He was stationed in Fermoy, Co.Cork.
    He is described as of Fermoy, Co.Cork, at Eugene O'Sullivan's funeral 1946.
    Michael had issue by 2nd wife:

    1. 1 dau, Kelly.
    2. 4 sons, Kelly.

Garda Michael Kelly and his daughter Philomena Kelly, c.1931.
See larger and full size with caption. And other copy.
See photo of Philomena as a child. And other copy.
From Mary McGrath.

Was thought to be Garda Michael Kelly and his daughter. But the people do not match the photo above. Also looks like a generation earlier. I think this one is misidentified.
Could this be RIC man Eugene O'Sullivan?
See larger and full size.
Photo from Jane Fitzgerald.

Bridget Fitzgerald (died 1930).
See larger and full size.
Photo from Jane Fitzgerald.

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