April 7th 1891 Inventory of the O’Kelly Home

When Henry O’Kelly passed away in 1891, he left the O’Kelly Home and most of its contents to his nephew William Abram O’Kelly Sr. William compiled this list shortly after Henry’s death for the purpose of obtaining Insurance. Many of the pieces remain intact and are treasured by William’s descendants to this day. I grew-up surrounded by a myriad of them and am now the proud owner of the hallway hat rack, several pieces of the monogrammed silverware and the too- large-to-fit in any kitchen drawer soupspoon.

1891 partial inventory of the O'Kelly Home

List of Furniture Pictures Etc Etc of W A O’Kelly

Room No.1 Value
1 Victoria Walnut Set 11 pieces 200.00
1 Child’s Bed 20.00
1 Drop Leaf Table 15.00
1 Center Table 5.00
1 Ratan Rocker 6.00
1 Hanging Lamp 5.00
1 French Clock 35.00
2 Pictures 27.50
3 Mattresses 15.00 335.50
Hall
1 Hat Rack 25.00
1 Sewing Machine 35.00
1 Hanging Lamp 7.50
1 Baby Carriage 10.00 77.50
Room No. 2
1 Parlor Set 150.00
1 Mahogany Table 25.00
1 What Not 15.00
2 Window Shades 10.00
1 Set Cornices 20.00 220.00
Room No. 3
2 Walnut Bed Sets 12 pieces 150.00
1 Lounge and Etc 15.00
1 Walnut Table 5.00
4 Mattresses 20.00
1 Clock 4.00 194.00
Room No. 4
1 Cherry Set 9 pieces 125.00
1 Mattress 5.00
1 Feather Bed 6.00
2 Window Shades 3.50 139.50
Room No. 5
1 Bed Set 6 pieces 75.00
1 Crib Bedding 7.50
1 Truck 6.50
2 Window Shades 3.50 92.50
Room No. 6
2 Sofas 12.00
1 Exterior Table 15.00
1 4 Light Chandelier 20.00
1 Marble top Side Board 29.00
1 Lounge Sofa 20.00
6 Chairs 9.00
Glass Ware 5.00
Crockery Ware & Etc 10.00
1 Doz Silver Spoons 23.50
2 Silver Plated forks and spoons 30.00
1 Soup Ladle 5.00
4 Pictures 10.00 179.50
Bath Room
1 Large Plunge Bath 6.50
1 Walnut Armoire 10.00 16.50
Kitchen
1 Cook Stove 20.00
2 Tables 7.50
Tin Wares & Etc 5.00 32.50
Total Value 1287.50

April 7th 1891 Insurance wanted on the above for $600.00

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