Helen Margaret Kelly (1884 - 1952)

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Death: Died in France
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About Helen Margaret Kelly

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Helen Margaret Kelly and children circa 1908-1910 Helen Gould and Dorothy Gould (c1902-1990)

Helen Margaret Kelly (1884 - August 2, 1952)—also known as Princess Vlora—was a philanthropist. Biography

She was born in 1884 to Edward Kelly. She was the granddaughter of Eugene Kelly, a wealthy banker. On December 1, 1901, she married Frank Jay Gould.[1] They had twin daughters, Helen Gould and Dorothy Gould (1904–69), but divorced in 1908. The Wichita Daily Times, Wichita Falls, Texas, wrote: "Frank Jay Gould and his wife who was Helen Margaret Kelly have separated and it is said Mrs. Gould has brought action looking for a legal separation. Jealousy on the part of Mr. Gould, due, it is said, to the homage paid Mrs. Gould, who is a beautiful woman, by other men."[2]

In 1910, she married Ralph Hill Thomas (c1870-1914) president of the American Sugar Refining Company.[3][4] On June 20, 1917 to Prince Houreddin Vlora from Albania, they divorced in 1922.[5] She married her fourth husband, Oscar M. Burke, president of the Manhattan Soap Company, on January 4, 1926. She died on August 2, 1952, in France.[6] References

   "Miss Helen M. Kelly Is Frank J. Gould's Bride; Was Wedded at the Home of Her Mother in This City. Only a Small Party of Relations and Friends Present. Protestant Episcopal Minister Performed the Ceremony". New York Times. December 3, 1901. Retrieved 2010-08-12. "Miss Helen Margaret Kelly, the daughter of the late Edward Kelly and granddaughter of the late Eugene Kelly, the banker, was married yesterday afternoon to Frank J. Gould, the youngest son of the late Jay Gould."
   "Frank Jay Gould". Wichita Daily Times. 1908. "Frank Jay Gould and his wife who was Helen Margaret Kelly have separated and it is said Mrs. Gould has brought action looking for a legal separation. Jealousy on the part of Mr. Gould, due, it is said, to the homage paid Mrs. Gould, who is a beautiful woman, by other men."
   "Ralph Hill Thomas Dead. American Sugar Refining Co. Official Who Married Mrs. F. J. Gould". New York Times. January 2, 1915. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
   "Marriage License For Gould-Thomas. Mrs. Frank Could and Ralph Hill Thomas Obtain Their Permit to Wed. Mr. Thomas Says No Date Has Been Decided Upon, and Both Refuse to Tell Plans". New York Times. July 9, 1910. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
   "Former Mrs. Gould Divorced From Prince. Vlora of Albania Fails to Appear in Paris Court to Contest Suit". New York Times. October 11, 1922. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
   "Former Wife Of Frank Gould Dies In France". Chicago Tribune. August 2, 1952. Retrieved 2010-08-13. "Mrs Helen M Kelly 68 former wife of millionaire Frank Jay Gould died here today. ... She and her third husband the Albanian Prince Vlora were divorced ..."
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Helen Margaret Kelly's Timeline

1884
January 1884
1901
December 1, 1901
Age 17
1902
September 19, 1902
Age 18
New York, New York County, New York, United States
September 19, 1902
Age 18
New York, New York County, New York, United States
1908
1908
Age 24
1952
August 1, 1952
Age 68
France