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Jerome D. Keeley, Clara A. Keeley-NEED INFO!

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Re: Jerome D. Keeley, Clara A. Keeley-NEED INFO!

Posted: 2 Oct 2012 7:41AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Watson, Keeley, Wilson, McKay, Bell, Holliman
Mary Alice Watson Keeley was the wife of J D Keeley. Mary had a brother, John Watson, wife was Mary Elizabeth (Mollie) Wilson Watson. John's son, Simon Z, married his first cousin, Clara Alice Keeley, daughter of Mary Watson Keeley and J D Keeley. Simon died of TB in 1908. Clara remarried and had a daughter Jewel McKay, but Clara died of TB in 1912. Her second husband had deserted her when he found out she had TB. Clara gave away all her younger children (and the children from Mr McKay's first marriage that he left behind) before her death so that they would not go to an orphanage. Her oldest daughter, Laura, was already married. (She would later die of TB.) Her oldest son, Bob, she felt was old enough to take care of himself. My grandmother was Clara Eva Watson Bell, the youngest child born to Simon. Clara Eva was given to an older couple, Susan and Louis Holliman to be raised. They formally adopted her.
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meesmom 26 Jan 2004 2:48PM GMT 
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