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Edward Denis Kelly (December 30, 1860—March 26, 1926) was
an American prelate of the Roman Catholic
Church. He was Bishop
of Grand Rapids from 1919 until his death in 1926. Kelly died at the
Episcopal residence in Grand Rapids from a
hemorrhage or embolism due to ulcers, at age 65.
Edward Denis Kelly was born in Hartford, Michigan, to Thomas
and Mary (née Hannon) Kelly. He was ordained to the priesthood
on June 16, 1886 by Bishop Caspar Borgess. Kelly was then
assigned to pastoral and seminary work in Michigan.
On December 9, 1910, he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of
Detroit and Titular Bishop of Cestrus. He received his
episcopal consecration on the following January 26 from James
Cardinal Gibbons, with Bishops Henry Richter and Camillus Maes
serving as co-consecrators. Kelly was promoted to Bishop of
Grand Rapids on January 16, 1919, and was installed on the
following May 20.
- He attended, among other places, Assumption College in
Canada, and St. Charles College in Maryland.
- He was also a major contributor to the founding of Theta
Phi Alpha, a Catholic women’s sorority at the University of
Click here for additional information on Edward Denis Kelly
from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids.
Basic information source from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_D._Kelly
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