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Act of April 19, 1908. Declaration of Widow's Pension

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  • Title Act of April 19, 1908. Declaration of Widow's Pension 
    Short Title Declaration for Widow's Pension - Catherine Kelly (McKenny) 
    Author Hopkins & Co., Attorney of Washington, D.C. 
    Publisher February 6, 1912, U. S. Pension Office, 
    Repository National Archives And Records Administration 
    DATE 6 Feb 1912 
    MEDI Military 
    Source ID S149 
    Text Act of April 19, 1908

    To be executed before a Court of Record or some officer thereof having custody of its seal, a Notary Public, or Justice of the Peace, whose official signature shall be verified by his official seal, and in case he has none, his signature and official character shall be certified by a Clerk od a Court of Record, or a City or County Clerk.

    District of Columbia
    On this 1st day of February, A.D. one thousand nine hundred and twelve, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public, within and for the District aforesaid, Catherine Kelly, aged 70 years, a resident of Washington, D.C., who being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of John Kelly. John Kelly, on the 19th of July, A.D. 1859, as a Private in Company K, in the 4th Regiment of U. S. Infantry and served at least 90 days in the late War of the Rebellion, in the service of the United States, who was HONORABLY DISCHARGED July 19, 1864, and died January 24, 1912. That he was not employed in the military service otherwise than as stated above, except in Co. I, 44 Inf. from Jan. 28/65 and in General Service to June 30, 1894 when retired.
    That he was never employed in the military or naval service of the United States after the _______ day of ___________, 18____. [this sentence crossed out] On retired list at time of death.
    That she was married under the name of Catherine McKenny to said John Kelly, on the 1st day of January A.D. 1866, by Rev. Dr. White at Washington, D.C., there being no legal barrier to such marriage; that she had not been previously married; that her said husband had not been previously married. (4) No previous marriage of either party. That she has not remarried since the death of the said John Kelly.
    That the names and dates of birth of all children of the soldier, now living, and under sixteen years of age, are as follows: [this sentence crossed out] None
    That she has not abandoned the support of any of her children, but that they are still under her care or maintenance. [this sentence crossed out]
    That no prior application for pension has been filed by herself or the soldier.
    That she makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension-roll of the United States, under the provisions of the Act of April 19, 1908. She hereby appoints, with full power of substitution and revocation, HOPKINS & CO. of WASHINGTON, D.C. her true and lawful attorneys to prosecute her claim, the fee to be TEN DOLLARS, payable as prescribed by law. That her post office address is 1442 Q Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.
    1. Margaret Kelly
    2. Frank B. Kelly
    Claimant's Signature - Full name
    Catherine X Kelly [her mark] 
    Linked to Catherine McKenny
    Family: John Kelly/Catherine McKenny (F177) 

  •  Notes 
    • Witnesses:
      Margaret Kelly
      Frank B. Kelly