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 JAMES H. KEYS AND DESCENDANTS
 

First Generation

 
1.    James H. Keys was born on 17 Jul 1856 in Lawrence County, Rock Camp, Perry Township, Ohio. He died on 22 Mar 1921 in Lawrence County, Ohio, Perry Twp. Died age 64 years, 8 months and 5 days old:  The cause of death was Stomach Cancer. He was buried about 25 Mar 1921 in Keys Cemetery, Kitts Hill, Lawrence County, Ohio. He is buried next to his father and mother, George Washington Keys and Elizabeth Lambert (Waller) Keys in the old Keys family cemetery, which is now part of Elliott's front yard.
Lawrence County Record of Deaths, Ledger and Page # 4-25. Register # 8.
He is their 4th son and 7th child and was a twin to Susan J, a sister who had died as an infant.  He later named his own 6th child Susan J. in honor of his twin sister.
 
 
 
 
 
James married #1, Alice Mary Young in Lawrence County, Ironton, Ohio. The marriage ended in divorce. Alice was born in Apr 1862.
James and Alice had the following children:
i.   George Stephen Keys was born in Oct 1881. He died on 10 Oct 1960. See Notes
ii.   Coleman E. Keys was born on 10 Mar 1883. He died in Dec 1965. See Notes
iii.   Charles B. Keys was born on 28 Aug 1884 in Lawrence County, Ohio.Charles married Grace Small  on 20 Feb 1911 in Lawrence County, Ohio. Grace was born in Paddle Creek, Ohio  Charles died on 21 Aug 1911 in Ironton, Ohio. (See Notes below).
iv.   Sadie Evalee Keys was born in Dec 1886 in Lawrence County, Ohio. She died about 12 Feb 1967. She was buried in Lawrence Cty. Upper Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Ohio. Sadie married George Simmons . George died ---.
v.   Myrtle B. Keys was born in Jun 1890MArried Vinton Neal. She died----- .
vi.   Susan J. Keys .
vii.   Nancy Bazell Keys  "Aunt Nannie".Nancy married - Greiner .
 
James H. Keys married #2, Hester White. Hester was born on 25 Nov 1874 in Lawrence County, Ohio, Perry Twp.. She died on 1 May 1938 in Ironton, Ohio, Oak Stat.. She was buried about 4 May 1938 in Lodge Ridge Cemetery, Lawrence County. Wife # 2 Died 63 years, 5 months and 6 days. Lawrence County Record of Deaths Ledger and page 29-88, Register #7.
James and Hester had the following children:
        i.Thelma Elizabeth Keys.Thelma married # 1Farkas. Thelma married #2 -- Burns

 
Notes for Charles B. Keys ..The cause of death was, "kicked in stomach by mule, Peritonitis of abdomen." He was buried on 23 Aug 1911 in Keys section, Sugar Creek Cemetery. Lawrence County, Ohio. He had just turned 26..Lawrence County Record of Deaths.Register and Page # 1-188 Register # 213.
     Morning Irontonian Wed. Aug. 23, 1911 Page 1 Obit: Chas Keys Died as Result of a mule kick in stomach: Charles Keys was kicked in the stomach Saturday morning by a mule, died Tuesday evening at the Deaconess hospital where he was removed Tuesday afternoon from the home of his brother, George Stephen Keys on  So 4th St. and operated  upon by Drs. Marting, O'Neill and Gallagher.  When the surgeons opened Keys body they found that while none of the intestines had been ruptured; the blow had caused general peritonitis, and that there was no chance to save the injured man's life. He died at 8 o'clock.  The body was taken charge of by Gholson and Sons and after being prepared was taken back to the home of George Keys, where the funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon.  Charles Keys was born at Rock Camp 27 years ago, the 28th of this month. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Keys and lived most of his life at Kitts Hill, coming to this city last spring to work as a teamster for his brother George.   He was married Feb. 20 last to Miss Grace Small of Paddle Creek who survives hIm, as do also his parents, 2 brothers and 2 sisters, George and Coleman Keys of this city, Mrs Sadie Keys Simmons of Akron, Ohio and Mrs. Vinton Neal (Myrtle Keys) of Coal Grove

 

Second Generation

 
 
Notes for: George Stephen Keys (James H.Keys) was born in Oct 1881 in Lawrence County, Ironton, Ohio. He died on 10 Oct 1960 in Lawrence County, Ironton, Ohio. He was buried about Oct 13,1960 in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Ohio.

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George married (1) Sadie Evalee Taylor  daughter of Everett Ashton Taylor and Manda Louella Cline about 1905 in Lawrence County, Ironton, Ohio. Sadie was born in 1888 in Adams County, Ohio. She died in 1944 in Lawrence County, Ironton, Ohio. She was buried in 1944 in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton Ohio.
They had the following children:
         i.   George Edward Keys was born on 25 Apr 1906 in Lawrence County, Ironton, Ohio. He died on 16 May 1997 in Los Angeles Cty.,North Hollywood, California. He was buried in Lawrence Cty, Woodland Cemetery, Ohio. George married Edith Peterson . Edith was born on 16 Mar 1900 in Cook Cty., Chicago, Ill.. She died on 25 Dec 1980 in Los Angeles Cty., North Hollywood, California. She was buried in Lawrence Cty, Woodland Cemetery, Ohio
 
Gravestone picture next.
 
 
 
 
            ii.Dewey Bernard Keys was born on 11 Jun 1909 in Lawrence Cty, Ironton, Ohio. He died on 12 Dec 1909 in Lawrence Cty, Ironton, Ohio. The cause of death was Pneumonia. He was buried on 14 Dec 1909 in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Ohio.
Obit section Ironton Register Dec 16, 1909 Thursday Page 1:
Little Dewey Bernard Keys, the sweet little six months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. George S. Keys, of 6th Street and Maple Avenue, died Sunday afternoon of Pneumonia. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence conducted by Rev. E. A. Harper of Pine St. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery.
 
            iii.Taylor Lewis Keys was born on 6 Jan 1911. He died on 11 Mar 1973.
 
 
 
        iv. Carrie Darlene Keys (above photo)was born on 11 Mar 1913 in Lawrence Cty, Ironton, Ohio. She died on 20 May 1991 in Lawrence Cty, Ironton, Ohio. She was buried about 23 May 1991 in Lawrence Cty. Ohio, Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Ohio.
        v.   Charles B. Keys was born on 11 Nov 1915. He died on 21 Jan 1994.(See Notes )
        vi.   Lula Mae Keys was born on 14 Dec 1917 in Lawrence Cty, Ironton, Ohio. She died on 27 Feb 1919 in Lawrence Cty, Ironton, Ohio. She was buried in Lawrence Cty, Ohio, Sugar Creek Cemetery.
        vii.   Adna R. Keys was born on 24 Jun 1920. He died on 6 Mar 2003. Notes below.
        viii.   Mary Elizabeth Keys was born on 7 Aug 1922 in Lawrence County, Ironton, Ohio. She died on 29 Jun 2003 in Lawrence County, Ohio. She was buried in Lawrence Cty, Woodland Cemetery, Ohio. See her notes:
        ix. William Robert Keys was born on 13 Nov 1929. He died on 7 Nov 1987. Notes Below
 

 
Notes for: Mary Elizabeth Keys
Mary E. Richendollar, 80, of Ironton, widow of Art McMackin and Homer Richendollar  died Sunday at home. She was a retired employee with Newberry's Department Store, and also worked at Dayton Malleable Iron Co. Funeral 2PM Thursday, Tracy Brammer Funeral Home, Ironton; burial in Woodland Cemetery. Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. No children of these unions.
Member of First United Methodist Church of Ironton.
Mary married (1) Arthur John McMackin . Arthur was born about 1901. He died on 18 Jan 1962 in Pickaway Cty, Ohio. He was buried in Greenup Cty, Ky., Woodland Cemetery. Mary married (2) Homer Thomas Richendollar  on 11 Apr 1965. Homer was born on 3 Dec 1918 in Lawrence Cty, Ironton, Ohio. He died on 26 Mar 1991 in Lawrence Cty, Ironton, Ohio. His 3 children from  previous marriage, Sue, Bill and Tom.

 
Notes for: George Stephen Keys: His 2nd wife was Frances M. Keys (maiden name unknown)  She was born  1915 in Ironton, Ohio died 1981 buried in Woodland Cemetery, Ironton, Ohio.
 
Notes for: Coleman E. Keys  (James H.Keys) was born on 10 Mar 1883 in Lawrence County, Ohio. He died in Dec 1965. He was buried in Lawrence Cty, Ohio, Sugar Creek Cemetery. The 2 Hall wives are not related.Coleman married #1 Carrie Hall about 1904. Carrie was born on 16 Sep 1886. She died on 8 Jun 1908. She was buried in Lawrence County, Ohio, Sugar Creek Cemetery.
Wife # 1. She died and he later remarried.
Obit notice Semi Weekly Irontonian, Tuesday, June 9, 1908:
Mrs. Carrie Hall Keys, Wife of Coleman Keys, of 6th and Pine St. died Monday from an absess of the brain. Mrs. Keys has been ill for over a year and in hopes that an operation would save her life. She was taken to Keller hospital, but her spirit fled her body before the operation could be performed Her remains were removed to the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hall of 6th and Kemp Avenue from where they will be taken Wednesday morning to the Storms Creek Church where the funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock. Mrs. Keys was born Sept 16, 1886 and leaves besides her parents and husband, two young children, Mabel ages 2 years and Milton Edward aged 1 year and 2 sisters, Mrs. Effie Hicks of Ashland and Miss Arninia , at home, also the following brothers, Elmer, Arthur, Homer, Henry and Irwin. The deceased joined the Storms Creek Baptist Church 9 years ago under the Pastorate of Henry Webb and has ever since tried to lead a consistent Christian life. Before being taken to the hospital she was told that her condition was most grave and she replied that if the Lord thought fit to call her she was willing to go, though she would gladly live for the sake of her two little babies, now left motherless.
 
Coleman E. Keys and #1 wife Carrie Hall had the following children:
i.   Mabel Louise Keys was born in 1906. She married Dewey Tate.
ii.   Milton Edward Keys was born on 11 Jul 1907. He died in Sep 1970. in Mahoning, Ohio.Milton married Hazel Frederich .
They had the following children:
         i.  Mabel Louise Keys II .The daughter and aunt have identical names.
 
Coleman E. Keys married #2-Rose Hall .She is not a relative of his first wife Carrie Hall.
 

 
Myrtle B. Keys  (James H.) was born in Jun 1890 in Lawrence County, Ohio. She died - -

Myrtle married Vinton Neal . Vinton died - - .

They had the following children:
i.   Carl Neal .

 

            Third Generation

 

Taylor Lewis Keys  (George Stephen Keys, James H.Keys) was born on 6 Jan 1911 in Lawrence County, Ironton, Ohio. He died on 11 Mar 1973 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio. He was buried about 13 Mar 1973 in Lawrence County, Woodland Cemetery, Ohio. 
 

 

 

Taylor married Grace Clements Corn in 1941 in Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio, King Ave. Methodist Church. Grace was born on 22 Oct 1911 in Lonoke County, Lonoke, Arkansas. She died on 18 May 1983 in Franklin County, Upper Arlington,  Ohio.. She was buried in May 1983 in Woodland Cemetery, Lawrence County, Ohio.
 

 

   
 
 
 

 
Notes for: Charles B. Keys ("Buster") (George Stephen Keys, James H.Keys) was born on 11 Nov 1915 in Lawrence Cty, Ironton, Ohio. He died on 21 Jan 1994 in Lawrence Cty, Ironton, Ohio. He was buried about 23 Jan 1994 in Lawrence County, Oho, Woodland Cemetery.Charles married Margaret Lucille Spencer  "Maggie". Margaret was born on 23 Dec 1908 in Lawrence Cty, Ironton, Ohio. She died on 31 Oct 1998 in Lawrence Cty, Ironton, Ohio. She was buried in Nov 1998 in Greenup Cty, Ky., Woodland Cemetery.
They had the following children:
     i.   George Richard Keys was born in 1945. He died in 1964. He was buried in 1964 in Lawrence County, Oho, Woodland Cemetery.He is buried with his father and mother. His car slid out of control on the 2nd Street Bridge and went into the Ohio River. (Family gravestone next) 
 
 
 

 
Notes for: Adna R. Keys  (George Stephen Keys, James H.Keys) was born on 24 Jun 1920 in Lawrence Cty, Ironton, Ohio. He died on 6 Mar 2003 in Hughes Cty., Pierre, So. Dakota. He was buried on 11 Mar 2003 in Scotty Phillip Cemetery, Fort Pierre S.D.Staff Sgt. WW II US Army Air Corp.
Obit. Adna Keys. 82, Of Pierre, died Thursday MArch 6, 2003 at Maryhouse Sug-Acute Center, Pierre. Funeral Svc will be Tuesday March 11, 2:30 PM at First United Methodist Church Pierre. Interment will follow at Scotty Phillip Cemetery, Fort Pierre,So Dakota.

Adna married Phyllis Iverson on 28 Dec 1945 in Stanley Cty., Ft. Pierre, So. Dakota.

Phyllis was born about 1921. She died on 21 May 2006 in Hughes Cty., Pierre, So. Dakota. She was buried on 25 May 2006 in Scotty Phillip Cemetery, Fort Pierre S.D..

They have several living descendants.


              

Notes for: William Robert Keys "Bobbie" (George Stephen Keys, James H.Keys) was born on 13 Nov 1929 in Lawrence Cty, Ironton, Ohio. He died on 7 Nov 1987 in Kern Cty., Mountain Mesa, California. He was buried in Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, Calif. Occupation, Attorney

William married Bernice Antoinette Esposito . Bernice was born on 25 Jan 1931 in Pittsburgh, Pa. She died on 11 Mar 1972 in Los Angeles, California. She was buried in Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, Calif.

They have living children:
i.   Living descendant b. 1957
ii.   Lori Ann Keys Inf. was born on 2 Jun 1958 in Los Angeles Cty, Calif. She died on 3 Jun 1958 in Los Angeles Cty, Calif. Infant death.
iii.   Scott Edward Keys was born on 3 Nov 1959 in Los Angeles Cty, Calif. He died on 26 Mar 1990 in Los Angeles Cty, Calif. He was buried in Oakwood Memorial Park, Chatsworth, Calif.
iv.   Living descendant b. 1963.
v.    Living descendant b.1965.
 
        
  Living descendants are not listed in this genealogy.
 April 24, 2009
THIS JAMES H. KEYS AND DESCENDANTS FILE IS COMPLETED.