Auther Edmon Kelley

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Auther Edmon Kelley

Birthplace: Red Oak, Lawrence, Missouri, United States
Death: Died in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Cause of death: Heart failure
Place of Burial: Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
Immediate Family:

Son of William Emery Kelley and Ida Jane Swisher
Husband of Marta Genoveva Maglatang Gatbonton
Father of Ruby May Gatbonton Kelley; Bessie Kelley Poe and Eleuterio Henry G. Kelley
Brother of Luther Kelley; Jess Kelley; Anna Kelly-Benda; Alvin A. Kelley; Maggie Kelley-Herrick and 3 others

Occupation: Soldier, Fireman, Businessman
Managed by: Yvette Christine De Marcaida Poe
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About Auther Edmon Kelley

Auther Kelley was an American soldier who sailed to the Philippines to be part of a war; but fell in love with the country and the people. He is the maternal grandfather of Fernando Poe Jr., Filipino screen legend and Presidential aspirant.

Auther was declared as having been born in 1888 in the 1910 US Federal Census. However, his US Army enlistment log in 1910 reflect that he was born in 1886 -- this is consistent in all later records. His brother Luther, who was reflected as an older sibling in the 1910 Census was born in June 1886. So it is possible that Auther made himself appear older as a young adult and never corrected this later in life.

Auther mustered out from military service on 09 February 1913 at Camp Keithley*** in Marawi City in Mindanao, Philippines. He worked as a fireman at the Manila Rizal Fire Department until 1918, when he enlisted again for another tour of duty in the Army. He had blue eyes and auburn hair.

(*** This Army post was named after Private Guy Fernando Keithley, another soldier from Missouri, who served in the 28th United States Infantry Regiment. He died in a clash with local Moro tribesmen on 14 November 1903.)


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Auther Edmon Kelley's Timeline

January 4, 1886
Red Oak, Lawrence, Missouri, United States
May 27, 1916
Age 30
November 8, 1918
Age 32
December 25, 1921
Age 35
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines
December 18, 1965
Age 79
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines