David Jelly

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David F. Jelly
David Finlay Jelly.jpg
D. F. Jelly, 1891
MLA for Regina
In office
Preceded by William White
Succeeded by John Secord
Personal details
Born September 28, 1847
North Dorchester Township, Canada West
Died December 27, 1911(1911-12-27) (aged 64)
Queensland, Australia

David Finlay Jelly (September 28, 1847 – December 27, 1911)[1][2] was an educator, farmer and political figure in the Northwest Territories, Canada. He represented Regina from 1885 to 1888 in the 1st Council of the Northwest Territories and North Regina from 1888 to 1894 in the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories as an Independent member.

He was born in North Dorchester Township, Middlesex County, Canada West, and was educated in Harrietsville, London and Toronto. In 1877, Jelly married Ida Findlay. He taught school for five years in Harrietsville and then served as managing director for the Belmont Flax Company. He came to the Northwest Territories, where he farmed and raised livestock, in 1882.