Pluma Estelle Goff Kelly

1903

Pluma Estelle Goff Kelly was born November 24, 1903 in Blaney, a daughter of John David Goff and Nannie Ross Goff.

1910 Census Information:

According to the 1910 United States Census recorded on April 20, 1910; Dave Goff (37) owned a farm in Wateree Township in Kershaw County, with whom he shared with his wife, Nellie Goff (34), of 14 years. She was the mother of six children, at that time, which five of them were currently living. Also in home were their children; Anderson Goff (11), Pearl Goff (9), Pluma Goff (6), Eva Goff (4), James Goff (1) and a servant, Bettace Cook (24). All of the household members were reported to have been born in South Carolina. Dave was a farmer on a general farm and Bettace Cook was a laborer on the farm.

1920 Census Information:

According to the 1920 United States Census recorded on January 8, 1920; Dave Goff (46) owned a farm in Wateree Township in Kershaw County, with whom he shared with his wife, Nannie Goff (44), Also in home were their children; Anderson Goff (21), Pearl Goff (9), Pluma Goff (15), Eva Goff (13), Jim Goff (11), Iola Goff (8), Thurston Goff (6), Otis Goff (4) and a servant, Jesse Rix (20) . All of the household members were reported to have been born in South Carolina. Dave was a farmer on a general farm, Anderson was a labor on the famer and Jesse Rix worked in the home with the family.

1930 Census Information:

According to the 1930 United States Census recorded on April 8, 1930; James C Kelly (27) rented a home in Columbia, South Carolina, with whom he shared with his wife, Pluma E Kelly (25), of 4 years. All of the household members were reported to have been born in South Carolina. James was a cook at a hospital and Pluma was a saleslady at a department store.

1940 Census Information:

According to the 1940 United States Census recorded on April 3, 1940; James Clyde Kelly (37) owned a home in Columbia, South Carolina, with whom he shared with his wife, Pluma E Kelly (36). Also in home was a lodger, Joseph G Hykil (25) and his wife Beulah Mae Hykil (32). All of the household members were reported to have been born in South Carolina, except for Joseph who was born in New Hampshire. James was a cook at the State Hospital, Pluma was a saleslady of retail merchandise, Joseph was a Stone Setter at a Granite Company, and Beulah was a nurse for a private practice.

1956

On March 27, 1956, Mrs. J. C. Kelly was listed as a living daughter in the obituary of John David Goff.

1983

Funeral services for Mrs. J. Clyde Kelly will be held at 4 p.m. tomorrow, August 31, 1983 at Dunbar Funeral Home, Gervais Street Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Robert D. Montgomery and the Rev. C. W. Poston. Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Colbert Campbell, Dempsey Outlaw, Johnny Monroe, A. D. Goff and Olin Goff, Braxton Marlowe and Odell Gobble.

Mrs. Kelly, 79, the former Pluma Goff, of 1216 Florence St., died yesterday, August 29, 1983 at her residence.

Born in Blaney, She was a daughter of the late John David Goff and Nannie Ross Goff. She was associated with Efird’s Department Store for many years and was a member of Park Street Baptist Church. She was also a member and past matron of Columbia Chapter No. 59, Order of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are her husband; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Monroe of Elgin and Mrs. Eva. Outlaw and Mrs. Iola Campbell of Columbia; and four brothers, Anderson Goff, Jimmy Goff, Thurston Goff and Otis Goff of Elgin.

August 30, 1983  Columbia Record (published as THE COLUMBIA RECORD)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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August 30, 1983  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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