McKelway, Alexander Jeffrey, 1866-1918

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Clergyman, reformer, and Southern secretary of the National Child Labor Committee.

From the description of Papers of Alexander Jeffrey McKelway, 1860-1932. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84015567

Biographical Note

  • 1866, 6 Oct.: Born, Salisburyville, Pa.
  • circa 1870: Moved to Charlotte County, Va.
  • 1886: Graduated, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Va.
  • 1891: Graduated, Union Theological Seminary Ordained by the Albemarle Presbytery in North Carolina Married Lavinia Rutherford Smith
  • 1892: Became minister of First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N.C.
  • 1898 - 1905 : Editor, North Carolina Presbyterian (later Presbyterian Standard)
  • 1902: Became active in support of child welfare legislation
  • 1903: Became editor of Charlotte News, Charlotte, N.C.
  • 1904: Became Southern secretary of the National Child Labor Committee
  • 1907 - 1911 : Lived in Atlanta, Ga.
  • 1911: Moved to Washington, D.C.
  • 1918, 16 Apr.: Died

From the guide to the Alexander Jeffrey McKelway Papers, 1814-1942, (bulk 1900-1918), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Relation Name
associatedWith American Association for Labor Legislation. corporateBody
correspondedWith Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947 person
associatedWith Coon, Charles L. (Charles Lee), 1868-1927. person
associatedWith Daniels, Josephus, 1862-1948. person
associatedWith Georgia Historical Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Georgia Historical Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Hapgood, Norman, 1868-1937. person
associatedWith Keenan, Henry F. (Henry Francis), b. 1850. person
correspondedWith Kelley, Florence, 1859-1932 person
associatedWith McKelway, Benjamin Mosby, 1895- person
correspondedWith McKelway family family
associatedWith McKelway family. family
associatedWith McKelway, St. Clair, 1845-1915. person
associatedWith National Child Labor Committee (U.S.) corporateBody
correspondedWith Pinchot, Amos, 1873-1944 person
associatedWith Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946. person
associatedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919. person
associatedWith Smith, Hoke, 1855-1931. person
associatedWith Tumulty, Joseph P. (Joseph Patrick), 1879-1954. person
associatedWith Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Southern States
United States
Prohibition--United States
Child labor
Child labor--Southern States
Women--Suffrage--United States
Child labor--United States


Birth 1866-10-06

Death 1918-04-16



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