Ten-year-old Willie Kelly and his aunt on horseback

Willie Kelly, Son of Penn Iron Mining Company’s General Manager William Kelly and His Aunt, Vulcan, Dickinson County, Michigan, ca. 1898: Ten-year-old Willie Kelly, the only child of the Penn Iron Mining Company’s General Manager William Kelly and his wife, was killed in a freak accident while boarding the cart pulled by his pony on Saturday, August 20, 1898. Willie and his aunt probably posed for the photographer earlier that same summer. Note that Willie’s aunt is riding sidesaddle as most women did. Vulcan can be seen in the background. [Menominee Range Historical Museum], Item also published with caption in: Dickinson County, Michigan : from earliest times through the Twenties / compiled and edited by William John Cummings. Iron Mountain, Mich. : Dickinson County Board of Commissioners, 1991. 432 p. : ill, maps, ports. ; 3
Abstract/Description: Willie Kelly, Son of Penn Iron Mining Company’s General Manager William Kelly and His Aunt, Vulcan, Dickinson County, Michigan, ca. 1898: Ten-year-old Willie Kelly, the only child of the Penn Iron Mining Company’s General Manager William Kelly and his wife, was killed in a freak accident while boarding the cart pulled by his pony on Saturday, August 20, 1898. Willie and his aunt probably posed for the photographer earlier that same summer. Note that Willie’s aunt is riding sidesaddle as most women did. Vulcan can be seen in the background. [Menominee Range Historical Museum]
Subject(s): Horsemanship
Cities and towns
Photography of children
Vulcan (Mich.)
Date Created: 1900