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Kelley, Oliver Hudsonlocked

(07 January 1826–20 January 1913)
  • Thomas A. Woods


Kelley, Oliver Hudson (07 January 1826–20 January 1913), farmer and organizer of agricultural societies, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of William Robinson Kelley, a tailor, and Nancy Hancock. Educated at Chauncy Hall School in Boston, at the age of sixteen Kelley showed his precocious writing ability by composing, illustrating, and publishing a satirical book of cartoons published under the nom de plume Robert Tristee. He left Boston for Chicago on 3 May 1847. He spent six months in the city, where he briefly worked in a drug store and as a reporter for the ...

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