Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fearless Females Vada Belle (Hert) Kelly

March 2 — Post a photo of one of your female ancestors. Who is in the photo? When was it taken? Why did you select this photo?

Vada Belle was the daughter of Joseph Hert and Sadie Selsor. On 3 March 1889 she married Robert Forsyth Kelly, son of Thomas Kelly and Margaret Josephine Forsyth.
Vada was one of my first brick walls, in the Kelly bible her maiden name is Hirt and I wandered around a lot trying to find a Vada Belle Hirt, but this brick wall came down when Missouri put their early death certificates online.
I think this photo was taken about 1900, and on the back is written Vada Belle Kelly and it looks like my grandfathers handwriting.

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