Richard Michael Kelly was born 5 March 1852 at Sydney, the son of Thomas Kelly and his wife Julia. He married Jane Naismith (1860-1932) on 31 May 1900, at Sydney, NSW. Kelly died at the Royal South Sydney Hospital on 5 March 1926, aged 74 years; he was buried at Rookwood Cemetery in the Presbyterian section. He left no Will. Richard Kelly lived at Bourke Street, Alexandria.
Occupation & interests
Richard Michael Kelly was a Freemason and a member of Masonic Lodge Thomas Moore.
‘Mick’ Kelly was an active member of the Labor movement since its beginning, as was his wife.
Local government service
Richard Kelly was an alderman on the Alexandria Council 1922-26 representing the West Ward.
‘The Councils’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 December 1922, p. 10, https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/16049491
‘Labor Stalwart’s death’, The Labor Daily, 9 March 1926, p. 4, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article239874242