Keane Family

Submitted by Susan Craig


Photograph - John and Dorcas Keane FamilyThe photograph on the left was taken in Grafton about 1892 or 1893 (date based on the child in high chair, Lila, who was born May 13, 1892). All the people in photograph are long deceased.

I have included an image of the back of the photograph which was written by the grand-daughter of Dorcas and John, Malle Marie Keane (Mrs. W. P. Beveridge).

Writing on photograph backDorcas and John Keane were my great-great-grandparents. She was born July 12, 1830, the daughter of Elizabeth Wolcott and Joshua Hedges King who lived at White Rocks Farm, now a part of Marion County, I think??. She married John Keane Feb 6, 1851. John was from Ireland. I don't know his exact date of birth, but according to the 1850 census of Grafton, he was born in 1821 or 1822. He died in Grafton on Dec. 10, 1902. Dorcas died in Grafton on Jan. 6, 1899.

Also in picture are 2 of their 6 sons; John, who never married and Francis "Frank" Marion Keane. Frank's wife, lda Virginia Morgan, the daughter of William H. Morgan.

The two children are daughters Lila Clair (Mrs. James Mantz) and Loar Lee (Mrs. Leslie Jonathan Loar). They had 2 other children not in photo, a son, John, who died as an infant and their oldest daughter, Lena Dale, she died at 14.

Frank Keane was born in Grafton March 22, 1861, and married April 20, 1884. Frank and Ella lived at 310 Thayer Avenue in Grafton.

I am the great-grand-daughter of Dorcas and John's son, William Burton Keane born Aug. 22, 1859 and died in Grafton July 1, 1902. The grand-daughter who wrote on back of this photo was my grandmother, Malle Marie Keane.

Sarah Elizabeth Limbers and William Burton Keane family."Sadie" Limbers was born in Philippi April 19, 1859 (her obit says 1859, her death-certificate says 1858, but she was born in 1857) and was the daughter of David and Sarah Elizabeth Corley Limbers of Barbour County. She moved to Grafton where she met and married William Burton Keane on April 19, 1879. He was the son of Dorcas Leaper King and John Keane of Grafton. William was born Aug 22, 1859 and died in Grafton July 1, 1906. His wife Sarah Elizabeth Limbers Keane died in Grafton April 6, 1925. Sadie Keane obit

Photograph - William and Sadie Keane family

"Sadie" Limbers Keane - standing back, left
William Burton Keane - sitting

Children with parents in photograph:
Charles Herbert (b. Aug. 9, 1885)
Nelle Natalie (b. June 10, 1890)
George Washington (b. Feb. 22, 1892)
Eva Dell (b. Oct. 25, 1883)
Malle Marie (b. Aug 27, 1887)
William Burton Jr "Burt" (b. Aug 16, 1894) on father's lap

Children not in the photograph:
Emma Alberta, died as an infant
Ada Belle, died as an infant
Edward Salisbury (b. Aug. 29, 1902)

Information and photographs furnished by Susan Craig, the great grand-daughter of Sadie and William Keane, and the grand-daughter of Malle Marie Keane who married William Peter Beveridge, a mining executive.


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