Edward D. Kelly
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, Pope Pius X appointed him Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit and Titular Bishop of Cestrus. He received his episcopal consecration on the following January 26 from Cardinal James Gibbons, with Bishops Henry Richter and Camillus Maes serving as co-consecrators. Pope Benedict XV promoted Bishop Kelly 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 national women's sorority at the University of Michigan.
- "KELLY, Edward Denis". Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids. Retrieved 2008-04-28.[dead link]
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