Frederick Francis Alexander (Fred) Kelly was born in Brisbane on 10th December 1894, the seventh child of John Kelly and Margaret Meek. His father established a bootmakers and bakery business in Terrors Creek in 1907. Fred, brother Joe and sister Essie (bridesmaid) were enrolled at Terrors Creek State School in March 1907.
Fred became a School Teacher and boarded with the Drought family at Red Hill. By the time of his marriage he had returned to Dayboro to work in the family store which became Kelly Bros. in 1925 and on 5th June 1928 Fred took over the business. He was a foundation member of the Dayboro Bowling Club and was involved in a number of community organisations. He was secretary of the Dayboro Memorial Community Centre Committee when it formed in 1949. This Committee became the Dayboro War Memorial Association on 6th November 1951.
Fred Kelly died on 16th March 1975. The dining room at the Dayboro Memorial Showgrounds became known as the F.F.A. Kelly Dining Room.