James Odus Kelley 7,8,17
- Born: Sep 22, 1884, Amity, Arkansas
- Marriage: Mattie Alabama Smart on Oct 6, 1907
- Died: Nov 23, 1957, Duncan, Oklahoma at age 73
The 1920 Oklahoma census lists his occupation as, "Farmer / General Farm".
From the Obituary of James Odus Kelley:
"The Rev. James Odus Kelley, a Baptist pastor and a farmer here for 50 years, died at 2:40 pm., Saturday at his home, 1105 Ash, after being seriously ill for several months.
Kelley, a native of Amity, Arkansas, was born September 22, 1884. He came to the Duncan area in 1907 and preached here most of his life.
He had served as pastor of the Plato Mission, now Plato Baptist Church, and several other community organizations. He retired about 10 years ago."
James married Mattie Alabama Smart, daughter of James Hamilton Smart and Susan Iola Crosslin, on Oct 6, 1907. (Mattie Alabama Smart was born on Nov 12, 1890 in Clark County, Arkansas and died on Aug 19, 1973 in Duncan, Oklahoma.)