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Memorable Manitobans: Martin Kelly (1855-1925)

Building contractor.

Born at Roscommon, Ireland on 10 November 1855, he came to Winnipeg in 1882. Three years later he went into partnership in the construction firm of Kelly Brothers with his brothers Michael Kelly and Thomas Kelly. Over the course of some 22 years, the firm was among the leaders in construction work around the city. He and wife Catherine (?-?) had one son, George H. Kelly. He died at his Winnipeg residence, 192 Yale Avenue, on 2 August 1925 and was buried in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.

See also:

Manitoba Business: Kelly Brothers


“Martin Kelly, noted contractor, is dead,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 August 1925.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 March 2022

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