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Obituaries - John KEITHLY

Notes: John KEITHLY who was the 3rd of 12 children of Jacob and Sarah Roberts KEITHLY. He was born in Harrison County, Indiana, Nov. 15, 1828, and moved with the family to McDonough County in 1837 which was at that time a new and wild section of the Country. Some of this may have appeared in the Macomb Journal of February 25, 1892.

Woodland (California) Democrat

January 18, 1892 John KEITHLY went to Elmira (Solano County)to visit his brother Francis the day prior to his death. He suffered from heart disease from which he had long been a sufferer and LaGrippe. At Elmira medical aid was summoned and for a while he rallied but a second attack resulted in his death. The remains of the late John KEITHLY arrived from Elmira, on the 11:40 train Sunday and were taken to the Catholic Church where a large number of friends of the deceased had gathered to pay their last sad respects to his memory. At the conclusion of the ceremonies the remains were escorted by a long cortege of buggies and carriages to St. Joseph's cemetery where they were interred with the usual services. John KEITHLY arrived in California in 1852 from McDonough Co. Illinois afterwords removing to this county (Yolo) where he located on his farm near Davisville which was his home up to the time of his demise. In 1868 he was married to Miss Alicia REYNOLDS, a native of Canada, and the issue of this union is three sons George F.L., William and James Rowland and one daughter Genevieve Estelle all of whom with the widow survive him.

Contributed by Harry Stafford

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