The sources utilized in the three interpretations of the Rosa O'Malia Case involve extensive primary documents. The emphasis on primary documents allows the writer to synthesize important points relevent to the case. From census data, witness testimonies, coroner's reports, court records to local newspapers, source information was gathered and, in the case of two of the essays, put into a creative form for presenting the case. Below is a listing of the sources, both primary and secondary that were used.


The Seventh Census of the United States, 1850, Third Ward, City of Cleveland, Family 2302.

The Eighth Census 0f the United States, 1860, Ninth Ward, City of Cleveland, Family 536.

Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, No. 1920

Ninth Census of the United States, 1870, City of Cleveland, No. 4041.

Cuyahoga County Marriage Records, Vol. 19, p. 25.

Cuyahoga County Naturalization Records

Cuyahoga County Record of Deaths, 1859, No. 303.

The Annals of Cleveland, Cleveland Newspaper Digest, January 1 to December 31, 1860

Cleveland Daily Herald

The Plain Dealer

The State of Ohio vs.William Kelley, Doc.1.310

The State of Ohio vs, Margaret Kelley, Doc.1.311

Criminal Court Proceedings of the Trials of William Kelley and Margaret Kelley Court of Common Pleas, Criminal Court Ledger, February and March 1860.

G & M Ownership Map of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, S.H.
Matthews, publisher, 1858.

Coroner's Verdict No. 372, Court Summons

Coroner's Verdict No. 372, Grand jury verdict.

Coroner's Verdict No. 372, Testimony on the Body of Rosa O'Malia

Cleveland City Directory,(1859-1860)


Callahan, Nelson J. and Hickey, William F., Irish Americans and Their Communities of Cleveland, Cleveland State University, 1878, pp. 77-78.

Cetina, Judith, Journal of  Cuyahoga County Archives, Board of Cuyahoga County Commissioners, V. II, 1983.

Grabowski, John J. and Van Tassel, David, The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, Published in association with Case Western Reserve University, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 1987.

Hickey, William F. and Callahan, Nelson J., Irish Americans and Their Communities of Cleveland, Cleveland Ethnic Heritage Studies, Cleveland State University, 1978.

Irwin, Charles, Irishtown Bend: A Study of Movement Patterns of Irish and Huncrarian Immicrrants from 1880 -1900. Thesis, Department of History, Case Western Reserve University, May 14, 1989.