The Descendants of John Keefe and Mary Rowe


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The Descendants of John Keefe and Mary Rowe

First Generation

1. John Keefe was born about 1803 in London, England. He died on 26 Jan 1892 in Alberton, Prince Edward Is, Canada. He was buried in Alberton, Prince Edward Is, Canada.

Said to have been born in St. Giles Parish, London. Came to PEI on a ship Captained by Richard Rowe; fell in love with Captain's daughter, Mary, and later married her. An English merchant John Hill bought 7,500 acres of land in 1788 from the original grantee of Lot 5, Edward Lewis, and settled 40 families on this land by 1820. A newspaper obit says Keeffe secured a large block of land, cleared it and eventually built a home called "Briarwood" one of the finest homes in the country". An article in The Island lists a John Keefe aged 22 in 1826 and a Mary Keefe aged 20, a Catherine Keefe age 2 and a John Keefe aged 1 year. (Fall/Winter 1990). Listed as 77 years and a farmer in the 1881 census living in lot 5. Sacred Heart Church Cemetery, Lot 5, Cemetery 4, Stone 147:

"Here/awaiteth the/resurrection/John Keeffe/Died/26 Jan., 1892/Aet 89/Also his wife Mary Rowe/Died Feb. 16 1886/Aet 79/on whose souls/sweet Jesus have/mercy. Their children/Catherine/Died/5 Jan., 1898/Aet 48/Margaret/Died 20 Aug. 1901 /Age 62"

"John Keefe (1803-1892) was born in London, England of Irish parents. When he was fifteen, he came to Prince Edward Island with Captain Richard Rowe. Later he married Captain Rowe's daughter, Mary, and secured a large block of land from Colonel Hill in the Dock which he named 'Briarwood'. John and Mary Keefe were blessed with a family of twelve - John, James, Richard, Thomas, Peter, Edward, Joseph, Mary, Margaret, Catherine, Johanna and Anne. " Wandering Back - A History of Dock, Hills River, Mill River, Rosebank Published by the Three Rivers Historical Society in association with The New Horizon's Program of Health and Welfare Canada 1983 page 73

Variation of family name is Keeffe. See spelling on tombstone listed above.

The Prince Edward Island Agriculturist

Vol. 10, No. 39,

January 30, 1892, page 5, col. 1

There passed quietly away at his home, Briarwood, Alberton, on Tuesday morning, of LaGrippe, one of the pioneers of western Prince County. Eighty-nine years ago, John Keefe was born in the great city of London, England, of Irish parents, and at the age of fifteen years he came out to this country with Col. Hill, after whom is called the beautiful river of that name which empties into Cascumpec Bay. Securing a large block of land near Alberton, he set about clearing this and making for himself a home. Being blessed with health and endowed with courage and industry, in a surprisingly short time broad fields with rich crops rewarded his labors, and Briarwood has long since been considered one of the finest homesteads of this country. Mr. Keefe was the father of a large family of boys and girls, and his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren are now occupying honorable positions in many places in the Dominion and United States. Until the very last moment he was possessed of a most accurate and retentive memory and the history of the province for the last seventy-four years he was able to recount in surprising detail. Few men in western Prince County were better and more favorably known than John Keefe, whose whole life was a striking vindication of the diction - "an honest man is the noblest work of God". On the Island he leaves four sons - Joseph, Richard, Thomas and Peter, - and two daughters to mourn their loss. His funeral took place Thursday evening and was very largely attended.

John married Mary Rowe daughter of Richard Rowe Captain and Mary Power in Alberton, PEI, Canada. Mary was born about 1807 in Newfoundland, Canada. She died on 16 Feb 1879 in Alberton, Prince Edward Is, Canada. She was buried in Alberton, Prince Edward Is, Canada.

Mary Rowe was the daughter of a Captain Richard Rowe and Mary Power, who brought John Keeffe to PEI about 1818, as part of John Hill's settlers. They fell in love and were married. She died at age 79 and is buried in the churchyard at Alberton. Listed as 74 in the 1881 census living in lot 5. Daily Examiner, Feb. 19, 1886 Page 3: "Died at Alberton, the 5th inst. Mrs. John Keeffe aged 79 years. R.I.P."

John and Mary had the following children:

+ 2 M i. Thomas Keefe was born in 1826. He died on 15 Apr 1907.

+ 3 M ii. Richard Keefe was born in 1828. He died on 30 Jan 1891.

+ 4 F iii. Mary Keefe was born in 1829. She died on 12 Oct 1919.

+ 5 M iv. John C. Keefe was born in 1832.

+ 6 M v. James Keefe was born in 1835. He died on 1 Jan 1891.

+ 7 F vi. Joanna Keefe was born on 7 Feb 1839.

8 F vii. Margaret Keefe was born on 7 Feb 1839 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. She died on 20 Aug 1901 in Alberton, PEI, Canada.

Margaret is listed as being 62 years old when she died. I have no record of her marrying. Listed as 38 in the 1881 census living in lot 5 with her father and mother. This would make her DOB abt 1843.

+ 9 M viii. Peter Keefe was born on 24 Feb 1841. He died on 12 Feb 1903.

10 M ix. Edward Keefe was born on 8 Jan 1843 in Alberton, PEI, Canada.

11 F x. Ann Keefe was born on 21 Feb 1845 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. She died on 18 May 1866 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. She was buried in Old Catholic Cemetery, Cascumpeque, PEI, Canada.

Old Catholic Cemetery, Cascumpeque, Lot 5, cemetery 5, stone 3: In memory of/Ann Keefe/Died/April 18, 1866/Aet 21/May she rest in peace

+ 12 M xi. Joseph Keefe was born on 16 Mar 1847. He died on 9 Jan 1918.

13 F xii. Catherine Keefe was born on 6 May 1849 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. She was christened in Alberton, PEI, Canada. She died on 5 Jan 1898 in Alberton, PEI, Canada.

Catherine Keeffe probably did not marry and was 48 when she died. Listed as 31 in the 1881 census living in lot 5 with her father and mother. This would make her DOB abt 1850.

Second Generation

2. Thomas Keefe (John) was born in 1826 in Alberton, Prince Edward Is, Canada. He died on 15 Apr 1907 in Alberton, Prince Edward Is, Canada. He was buried on 17 Apr 1907 in Sacred Heart Cem, Alberton, PEI, Canada.

Birth date is uncertain. Thomas married Elizabeth Ryan and they had eleven children, among them my great-grandfather, James Henry Keefe. He was at one time postmaster at Alberton. Listed as a blacksmith, widowed, living in lot 4 in the 1881 census. "Married on the 13th inst., at Tignish, by the Rev. Peter McIntyre, P.P., Mr. Thomas Keeffe, Cascumpec, to Elizabeth, fifth daughter of Mr. John Ryan, Big Cape. Lot 40." Isl. March 3, 1854 page 3. Profit Funeral Home Register lists "Thomas Keeffe d. 15 Apr. 1907 aged 79, Mill River buried 17 Apr 1907 Alberton."

Thomas married Elizabeth Ryan daughter of John Ryan on 14 Feb 1854 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. Elizabeth was born about 1834. She died on 6 Mar 1881 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. She was buried in Alberton, PEI, Canada.

Was 47 years old when she died. Married Thomas Keeffe 14 Feb 1854. They had eleven children: Clara, Thomas, Maryann (twin), Joanna (twin), John, Annie, Catherine Martha, Peter, William Edward, James Henry (my grandfather) Monica.

The Examiner, March 18, 1881:

"At Alberton, on the 6th inst., of consumption, in the 47th year of her age, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of Thomas Keeffe. By her kind and charitable disposition she gained the good will of her neighbors and acquaintances, amongst whom she lived for the past 27 years, and as a wife and a mother her place can scarcely be filled. She has left to mourn her loss a bereaved husband, four sons, four daughters, a mother, seven sisters, five brothers, besides a large circle of friends and acquaintances. May she rest in peace."

Summerside Journal March 17, 1881, p. 3 col. 3:

"At Alberton on the 7th inst., of consumption, Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Keefe, in the 47th year of her age."

Sacred Heart Cemetery, Alberton, Lot 5 Cemetery 4, Stone 113:

"In memory of/Elizabeth/Beloved wife of/Thomas Keefe/Died/7March 1881/Aet 47/R.I.P./In memory of/Martha/Beloved daughter of Thomas/Elizabeth Keefe/Died/30 Aug. 1886/Aet 26/R.I.P."

Thomas and Elizabeth had the following children:

14 M i. John T. Keefe was born on 26 Dec 1854 in Alberton, PEI, Canada.

Listed as John T. Keeffe, Postmaster, living with his father in Lot 4 in the 1881census.

15 M ii. James Henry Keefe was born on 26 Aug 1856 in Alberton, Prince Edward Is, Canada. He was christened on 14 Sep 1856 in St. Anthony Church, Alberton, PEI, Canada. He died on 4 Dec 1932 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was buried in Dec 1932 in Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.

Son of Thomas Keeffe and Elizabeth Ryan. Baptismal sponsors were Thomas Connor and Joanna Keeffe. Baptismal entry says he was born August 25. His name in baptismal record is: James Henry Keeffe. He emigrated to St. Louis, Mo. about 1879 and became a carpenter. Married Katherine (Katie) Eugenia Eustace at Holy Angels Church on May 19, 1881.

They had 13 children, the 12th was Festus Wade Keefe, my grandfather. James Henry Keefe went to Tulsa, Oklahoma, about 1920 and died there in 1932.

He was a big contractor and builder and supervised building of the U. S. Mint at Denver. His large landholdings were inherited by his eldest son, James Thomas Keeffe, and when he died (2-23-38) passed from the family to his wife, Olive E. Pittman. James Henry was one of eleven children.

Catholic Grave records list his burial in Calvary Cemetery as Section015, Lot No. 0554, Grave No. 00005 RO1.

James married Catherine Eugenia Eustace daughter of Owen Eustace and Catherine Hines on 19 May 1881 in Holy Angels Church, St. Louis, Missouri. Catherine was born on 8 Dec 1858 in St. Louis, Missouri. She died on 23 Nov 1941 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was buried in Calvary Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri.

Katherine (Katie) Eustace was born to Catherine Ryan and Owen Eustace, listed as a drayman in St. Louis Directory of 1863. I have his naturalization papers dated April 1, 1857, listing him as a native of Ireland. In the 1872 directory Catherine is listed as the widow of Owen. Eustace. People referred to him as "very refined" and speaking with a French accent.

16 F iii. Mary Lovina Keefe was born on 30 Aug 1858 in Alberton, PEI, Canada.

Church records unclear. Middle initial may be an "L".

17 F iv. Catherine Martha Keefe was born on 5 May 1860 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. She died on 30 Aug 1886 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. She was buried in Alberton, PEI, Canada.

Listed as living with his father in Lot 4 in the 1881 census.

18 F v. Mary Ann Keefe was born on 23 Apr 1862 in Alberton, PEI, Canada.

Maryann was a twin of Joanna.

19 F vi. Joanna (Juliana) Keefe was born on 23 Apr 1862 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. She was christened on 20 Jun 1862 in St. Anthony Church.

Joanna was the twin of Maryann. I have no further data.

20 M vii. Peter Thomas Keefe was born on 20 Oct 1864 in , , PEI, Canada. He was christened on 21 Nov 1864 in St. Anthony Church.

Listed as 17, living with his father in Lot 4 in the 1881 census.

21 F viii. Ann Frances Keefe was born on 4 May 1866 in Alberton, PEI. She was christened on 2 Aug 1866 in St. Anthony Church. She died in Lowell, Mass..

Daughter of Thomas Keeffe and Elizabeth Ryan, sister of my grandfather, James Henry Keefe. Married William E. Coughlin. Mother of Mrs. Hugh S. Randall, Lowell, Mass. and Mrs. Morrie L. Garwood of Yonkers, N. Y. and William J. Coughlin of Cambridge, Mass.; three grandchildren. Elsewhere I have a note her children were: Elsie, Tom and Margaret. I believe the Tom is in error. Listed as 15 years, living with his father in Lot 4 in the 1881 census. A clipping sent to my father from Brenda Wilmes, from Margaret Keefe Engel's effects.

Clipping is undated, prob from a Lowell, Mass. newspaper: "Mrs. Annie F. Coughlin Mrs. Annie F. (Keefe) Coughlin, wife of William E. Coughlin, of 97 Eighteenth street, died at St. John's hospital today. Born in Prince Edward Island, the daughter of the late John [Thomas] and Elizabeth (Ryan) Keefe, the deceased came to this country at an early age. For many years she was a resident of Arlington until her removal to Lowell two years ago, where she has made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Hugh S. Randall. Since taking up residence in this city, Mrs. Coughlin has been a devout attendant of St. Michael's church where she was a member of the Holy Rosary sodality. She was also a member of the Catholic Daughters, Court of Arlington, and took an active interest in the affairs of the Spanish War Veterans auxiliary of that town. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, William J. Coughlin of Cambridge; two daughters, Mrs. Hugh S. Randall, and Mrs. Morrie L. Garwood of Yonkers, N.Y.; one sister, Miss Monica Keefe of Brighton, three grandchildren and by several nieces and nephews.

Ann married William E. Coughlin .

Husband of Annie F. Keefe, daughter of Thomas Keeffe. They lived in Massachusetts.

22 M ix. William Edward Keefe was born on 22 May 1868 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. He was christened on 2 Aug 1868 in St. Jacques Church.

This man served in the U. S. Army. Listed as William S., 13 years living with his father in Lot 4 in the 1881 census.

23 F x. Clara Elizabeth Keefe was born on 16 Mar 1870 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. She was christened on 27 Jun 1870 in St. Anthony Church. She died in 1924.

Clara Elizabeth Keeffe was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Keeffe. She was my great-grandfather's sister and they were very close. She married a first cousin - John Adelard Keeffe, son of Richard Keefe and Mary Fahey. She had six children, including Margaret Keefe Engle. John A. was killed in a farming accident, leaving Clara with a large family to provide for. Clara died of cancer in 1924, possibly in the Boston area. Listed as Clara W., 11 years living with his father in Lot 4 in the 1881census.

Clara married John Adelard Keefe son of Richard Keefe and Mary Fahey in Alberton, PEI, Canada. John was born on 10 Sep 1859 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. He died on 23 Oct 1905 in Alberton, PEI, Canada.

A son of Richard Keeffe and Mary Fahey, John A., as he was known, married his cousin Clara Keefe, daughter of Thomas Keeffe and Elizabeth Ryan. They had six children. John A. died in a farming accident leaving a young widow and large, poor, family. Marker to John A. Keeffe and Clara E. Keeffe is located in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Alberton. Lot 5, Cemetery 4, Stone 144.

"Accident at Hill River

Mr. John Keefe, well-to-do farmer of Hill River, was killed Monday afternoon. While wanting to back his horses hitched to a heavy cart loaded with grain, a pole which was supporting the load, pierced his body, nailing it against the wall. Several people were needed to draw it from him. Death was instantaneous." L'Impartial, Tignish, PEI, published an item on Thursday, October 26th, 1905, page 5, col. 1

24 F xi. Monica Keefe was born on 1 Sep 1872 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. She was christened on 26 Sep 1872 in St. Anthony Church. She died in Brighton, Mass..

Monica never married. She loved someone who the family thought wasn't good enough for her, and they shipped her to James Henry Keefe's in hopes she would get over it. Apparently she never did.Listed as 8 years, living with his father in Lot 4 in the 1881 census.

3. Richard Keefe (John) was born in 1828 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. He was christened in Alberton, PEI, Canada. He died on 30 Jan 1891 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. He was buried in 1891 in Sacred Heart Church, Alberton, PEI, Canada.

He married Mary Fahey (B 1819, D Jan. 30, 1890 aged 71). They had eight children: John Adelard, Richard, Peter, George, Katherine, Margaret, Mary, Johanna. Margaret Keefe Engle is descended from Richard on her father's side (John Adelard) and from Thomas Keeffe (Clara) on the mother's side.

Richard married Mary Fahey in Alberton, PEI. Mary was born about 1819 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. She died on 30 Jan 1890 in Alberton, PEI. She was buried in Sacred Heart Cem, Alberton, PEI, Canada.

Name sometimes spelled Faye.Sacred Heart Cemetery, Alberton, Lot 5, Cemetery 4, Stone 146: "Of your charity/Pray for the soul of/Mary Fahay/Beloved wife of/Richard O'Keeffe/of Musrerry Mill River/who died on the 30th of Jan.1890/Aet 71 years/Jesu Mercy/John A. Keeffe/1859-1905/His beloved wife/Clara E. Keeffe"

Richard and Mary had the following children:

25 F i. Mary Ann Keefe was born on 22 Jun 1854 in Alberton, PEI, Canada.

Child of Richard Keeffe and Mary Fahey

Mary married John E. Delany .

26 F ii. Catherine Keefe was born on 12 Aug 1855 in Alberton, Prince Edward Is, Canada. She was buried in Sacred Heart Church.

Child of Richard Keeffe and Mary Fahey

Catherine married (1) James Cahill in 1894 in Boston, MA.

Prince Edward Island Agriculturist, Saturday, July 18, 1896, page 5, col. 4: "Deaths - At Hingham, Mass. on the 1oth inst., of paralysis, James Cahill, aged 36 years. The funeral took place from his mother's residence, Washington St., Boston, after a solemn high mass, the body was interred in Calvary Cemetery. The late Mr. Cahill was son-in-law of Richard Keefe of Mill River."

Catherine married (2) John Cunnigham . John was buried in Sacred Heart Church.

Brother of James P. Cunningham who married Hannah Keefe, the sister of Catherine.

27 F iii. Margaret Ann Keefe was born on 22 Jul 1857 in Alberton, PEI, Canada.

Child of Richard Keeffe and Mary Fahey

Margaret married William O'Connell .

Was an engineer, according to Wandering Back.

28 M iv. John Adelard Keefe was born on 10 Sep 1859 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. He died on 23 Oct 1905 in Alberton, PEI, Canada.

A son of Richard Keeffe and Mary Fahey, John A., as he was known, married his cousin Clara Keefe, daughter of Thomas Keeffe and Elizabeth Ryan. They had six children. John A. died in a farming accident leaving a young widow and large, poor, family. Marker to John A. Keeffe and Clara E. Keeffe is located in the Sacred Heart Cemetery, Alberton. Lot 5, Cemetery 4, Stone 144.

"Accident at Hill River Mr. John Keefe, well-to-do farmer of Hill River, was killed Monday afternoon. While wanting to back his horses hitched to a heavy cart loaded with grain, a pole which was supporting the load, pierced his body, nailing it against the wall. Several people were needed to draw it from him. Death was instantaneous." L'Impartial, Tignish,

PEI, published an item on Thursday, October 26th, 1905, page 5, col. 1

John married Clara Elizabeth Keefe daughter of Thomas Keefe and Elizabeth Ryan in Alberton, PEI, Canada. Clara was born on 16 Mar 1870 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. She was christened on 27 Jun 1870 in St. Anthony Church. She died in 1924.

Clara Elizabeth Keeffe was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Keeffe. She was my great-grandfather's sister and they were very close. She married a first cousin - John Adelard Keeffe, son of Richard Keefe and Mary Fahey. She had six children, including Margaret Keefe Engle. John A. was killed in a farming accident, leaving Clara with a large family to provide for. Clara died of cancer in 1924, possibly in the Boston area. Listed as Clara W., 11 years living with his father in Lot 4 in the 1881census.

29 F v. Joanna Keefe was born on 8 Apr 1861 in Alberton, PEI, Canada.

Joanna married James Patrick Cunningham on 22 Nov 1887 in Sacred Heart Church.

James was the son of Patrick Cunningham and Mary McAlduff. James Patrick Cunningham was a dry goods merchant in Alberton. Married at Sacred Heart Church by Stephen T. Phelan, witnesses: George Conroy and Kate Keefe.

Ralph Keefe has a note "MOCD 3 Jan 1902, PAT Cunningham died last night (may be this Pat Cunningham.)"

30 M vi. Peter Keefe was born on 23 Apr 1864 in Alberton, PEI, Canada.

Child of Richard Keeffe and Mary Fahey

31 M vii. George Nicholas Keefe was born on 30 Jan 1865 in Alberton, PEI, Canada.

Child of Richard Keeffe and Mary Fahey

32 M viii. Richard Paul Keefe Senior was born about 1868. He died in 1933 in St. John's Cem., Worcester, Worcester CO, MA.

Child of Richard Keeffe and Mary Fahey.

According to information provided by Eileen Mary Ledbetter, Richard married late in life (about 43) and was in Oregon in the construction business. DOD and place of burial provided by Eileen Ledbetter.

Richard married Bridgett Anastasia Powers about 1911 in Bakersfield, OR. Bridgett was born in 1873. She died in 1933 in St. John's Cem., Worcester, Worcester CO, MA.

All information provided by Eileen Mary Ledbetter.

4. Mary Keefe (John) was born in 1829 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. She was christened in Alberton, PEI, Canada. She died on 12 Oct 1919 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. She was buried in Sacred Heart Cem, Alberton, PEI, Canada.

On February 21, 1854, Mary Keeffe married Maurice O'Connor (B 1828 D July 13, 1875 aged 47).

Mary married Maurice O'Connor on 21 Feb 1854 in Alberton, PEI. Maurice was born in 1828 in Alberton, PEI. He died on 13 Jul 1875 in Alberton, PEI. He was buried in Sacred Heart Cem, Alberton, PEI, Canada.

Husband of Mary Keeffe. Sacred Heart Cemetery, Alberton, Lot 5, Cemetery 4 Stone 218: "In/Memory of/Maurice O'Conner/Died July 13, 1875/Aged 47/His wife/Mary Keefe/Died 10 Dec., 1919/Aged 90/Rest in Peace/O'Conner"

From Jean O'Brien: Lived in Alma in Lot 3. Was a joiner by occupation.

Notations:

July 1875 Maurice was fatally injured in the building of St. Anthony Church in Bloomfield. Construction had been completed and men were taking down the scaffolding. Maurice instructed the workers to stop while he went inside to check for tools. When he came back out a piece of lumber accidentally fell and struck him, resulting in his death. Mary continued to live at their home until she died in 1919.

Maurice and Mary had the following children:

33 M i. Maurice O'Connor was born on 27 Apr 1855 in Cascumpec, PEI. He was christened on 14 May 1855 in St. Anthony Church. He died in 1935.

Source: Tom O'Conner.

Wandering back:

Maurice was a carpenter. He married Elizabeth Brooks and they lived in Minnesota, USA. Their children: Fred, Herb, Walter and Hoe.

Maurice married Elizabeth Brooks in PEI, Canada. Elizabeth was born in 1864 in England.

Source for date of birth Tom O'Connell.

34 F ii. Catherine O'Connor was born on 21 Dec 1856. She was christened on 8 Feb 1857 in St. Anthony Church. She died in 1930 in Sacred Heart Church.

Information taken from a letter to Henry Keefe written by Mrs. Alton (Jean) O'Brien dated 2.26/1997 in Alberton, PEI. In it she states, "My maiden name was Wallace. I am the daughter of the late John and Eva Wallace of Alma, PEI. My grandmother Wallace was the former Catherine O'Connor and her mother was Mary Keefe sister to Joe Keefe, father of Florence. So Florence and my grandmother were first cousins."

m. George W. Wallace and had child John Wallace. John m. Eva Gaudet and had dau

Jean Wallace (291)

Rev P. McIntyre, sponsored by John Keefe and Mary Rowe.

Wandering Back:

Catherine (1856-1930) married George Wallace (1850-1948) in 1878. They lived in the Alma homestead of Catherine's mother. Their children: Mary Bernice, Maurice Joseph, Anne F., Mary Ester, Clara Effie, John Patrick, George Leo, Albert Edward, William Brendon and Mary.

Catherine married George W. Wallace in 1878 in PEI, Canada.

Information taken from a letter to Henry Keefe written by Mrs. Alton (Jean) O'Brien dated 2.26/1997 in Alberton, PEI. In it she states, "My maiden name was Wallace. I am the daughter of the late John and Eva Wallace of Alma, PEI. My grandmother Wallace was the former Catherine O'Connor and her mother was Mary Keefe sister to Joe Keefe, father of Florence. So Florence and my grandmother were first cousins."

35 M iii. William Dennis O'Connor was born on 22 May 1859 in PEI, Canada. He was christened on 19 Jun 1859 in St. Simon St. Jude, Tignish PEI.

Source: Tom O'Conner.

Baptized 19 June 1859 by Rev F. Aubrey, sponsors Prosper Gallant and Catherine

O'Connor.

Wandering Back:

William Dennis was a carpenter. He married Catherine Leonard and they lived in the USA. Their children: Alice, William, Ned and Mary.

36 F iv. Alice Frances O'Connor was born on 10 Mar 1861 in PEI, Canada. She was christened on 13 May 1861 in St. Anthony Church. She died in 1950.

Source: Tom O'Conner.

Baptized 13 May 1861 by Bishop of Charlottetown P McIntyre, sponsors Walter Cahill and Johanna Keefe.

Wandering Back:

Alice Frances (1861-1950) married John F. Hughes (1854-1932) of Morell. Their children: Francis Leo, Mary Martha, George Philip, Joseph Patrick, John Edward and Matilda Catherine.

Alice married John F. Hughes . John was born in 1854. He died in 1932.

37 F v. Mary Matilda O'Connor was born on 20 Mar 1863 in PEI, Canada. She was christened on 17 May 1863 in St. Simon St. Jude, Tignish PEI. She died in 1900.

Source: Tom O'Conner.

Baptized 17 May 1863 by DM MacDonald, sponsors Maurice O'Connor and Alice O'Connor.

Wandering Back:

Mary Matilda (1863-1900) married Thomas Kilbride (1851-1941) of Foxley River. Their children: Mary Veronica, Brandon and Maude.

Mary married Thomas Kilbride . Thomas was born in 1851. He died in 1941.

Of Foxley River.

38 M vi. Edward O'Connor was born in 1865. He died in 1945. He was buried in Sacred Heart Church.

Source: Tom O'Conner.

Identical twin to John married Mary Coffee (? - 1902) in Calgary. They came to PEI for a visit and on their return Mary took ill and died enroute. Their infant daughter died soon after. Edward was a carpenter and built churches in Alberta. He also taught carpentry to native Indians. He came back to stay in PEI in the 1930s and lived with his nephew Brendon Wallace at the old family home in Alma.

39 M vii. John J. O'Connor was born in 1865. He died in 1947.

Source: Tom O'Conner.

John was a carpenter. He married Mary Moriarity and they lived in USA. Their children: Mary and Edna. John was an identical twin to Edward.

John married Mary Moriarty in 1898 in Lowell, MA.

40 F viii. Anne O'Connor was born on 26 Aug 1867. She was christened on 22 Sep 1867 in St. Simon St. Jude, Tignish PEI. She died in 1942 in Montreal. She was buried in Sacred Heart Church.

Source: Tom O'Conner.

Anne was a seamstress in Boston. Veronica (1870-1962) ran a boarding house in Boston. Both remained single and both returned to live in Elmsdale PEI about 1935. Veronica later moved to nearby Alberton.

41 F ix. Veronica O'Conner was born on 3 Jan 1870. She was christened on 6 Mar 1870 in St. Simon St. Jude, Tignish PEI. She died in 1962 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. She was buried in Sacred Heart Church.

Source: Tom O'Conner.

Veronica ran a boarding house and lived with her sister Anne. Both returned to Elmsdale, PEI about 1935. Veronica later moved to nearby Alberton. She never married.

42 F x. Mary Victoria O'Connor was born on 17 Mar 1875. She was christened on 23 May 1875 in St. Simon St. Jude, Tignish PEI. She died in 1958 in Montreal.

Source: Tom O'Conner.

Mary Victoria was a school teacher and taught at many Island schools. She became a nun (Sister Brendon) and was later Mother Superior at Miscouche High School. At 64 she obtained her BA and later her Masters of Art. She died in residence at the Notre Dame Mother House of Montreal.

5. John C. Keefe (John) was born in 1832 in PEI, Canada. He died in USA. He was buried in Old Catholic Cemetery Cascumpeque.

M. on 2 Sep 1862 at St. Marys/Indian River by Rev. James McDonald to Ellen Elizabeth Delaney b. 1836 at Malpeque. Witnesses Patrick Delaney & Isabella McDonald. Resided in Alberton; was carriage builder. Buried at Cascumpeque w. a dau Amanda M. Keefe b. 6 Sep 1869-6 Mar 1871.

References: 1861 Census Lot 4, 1881 Census Charlottetown QA1 FV413.

Children:

Mary Helen Lavinia b. 26 Jun 1863 bap St. Anthony 19 Jul

Judith Loretta b. 6 Nov 1864 bap 15 Feb St. Anthony

Ida Anna b. 25 Jun 1866 bap 15 Jul St. Anthony

Albert J. b. 1868

Margaret Amanda b. 10 Sep 1869 bap 10 Oct St. Anthony

PEI note card: Lot 5 Cem 5 Stone 7 Old Cath cem. Cascumpeque "In memory of/Amanda M./ daughter of/John C. Keefe/Born Sept 6, 1869/died Mar 6, 1871" broken, chipped lying on ground.

Josephine Adeline b. 27 Jan 1874 bap 27 Feb St. Anthony

Frederick W. b. 1878

Mary Elizabeth b. 2 Dec 1879 bap 8 Jan St. Dunstan

Notations:

15 Sep 1862 Examiner p. 3, reported marriage of John Keiffe of Alberton to Miss Edmund Delaney of Malpeque

3 Feb 1871 and 16 Apr 1872 license issued to John C. Keefe for Country Tavern in Alberton. 1881 census lists Amanda at the age of 8. This conflicts with the burial dates for Amanda M. at Cascumpeque, and her birth/baptism dates above.

Wandering Back (book) reports that John moved to the USA. He may well have, since he does not appear in any records after the 1881 Census. But his body must have been returned to PEI (see burial record above).

He opened Alberton's first hotel "Commercial Hotel" in 1866 (see pps 31-32 in book "Foot Prints in the Sands of Time".)

John married Ellen Elizabeth Delaney on 2 Sep 1862 in St. Marys Church, Indian River, PEI, Canada. Ellen was born in 1836 in Malpeque, PEI.

They had the following children:

43 F i. Mary Helen Lavinia Keefe was born on 26 Jun 1863 in PEI, Canada. She was christened on 19 Jul 1863 in St. Anthony Church.

Listed in 1881 Census as Mary Ellen Keefe, 18 years old and a store clerk.

44 F ii. Judith Loretta Keefe was born on 6 Nov 1864 in PEI, Canada. She was christened on 15 Feb 1865 in St. Anthony Church.

Listed in 1881 Census as being 16 years old and a dressmaker.

45 F iii. Ida Keefe was born in 1866 in PEI, Canada.

Listed in 1881 Census as being 15 years old and a dressmaker.

46 M iv. Albert J. Keefe was born in 1868 in PEI, Canada.

Listed in 1881 Census.

47 F v. Margaret Amanda Keefe was born on 10 Sep 1869 in PEI, Canada. She was christened on 10 Oct 1869 in St. Anthony Church. She died on 6 Mar 1871. She was buried in Old Catholic Cemetery Cascumpeque.

Listed in 1881 Census as Amanda Keefe.

48 F vi. Josephine Adelina Keefe was born on 27 Jan 1874 in PEI, Canada. She was christened on 27 Feb 1874 in St. Anthony Church.

Listed in 1881 Census.

49 M vii. Frederick W. Keefe was born in 1878 in PEI, Canada.

Listed in 1881 Census.

50 F viii. Mary Elizabeth Keefe was born on 2 Dec 1879 in PEI, Canada. She was christened on 8 Jan 1880 in St. Dunstan Church.

Listed in 1881 Census.

6. James Keefe (John) was born in 1835 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. He was christened in Alberton, PEI, Canada. He died on 1 Jan 1891 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. He was buried in 1891 in Sacred Heart Church, Alberton, PEI, Canada.

James Keeffe married an Ann Fahey or Faye and had three children: Tom, Marion and Theresia B 6/17/62. James died in 1891, aged 56 years. Tombstone at the Sacred Heart Church Cemetery, Alberton, Lot 5, cemetery 4, stone 146: "IHS/in/memory of/James Keeffe/Died/Jan., 1891/AET 56/May his/soul/rest in peace/Keeffe/ "James (1835-1891 married Mary Ann Foy and they lived in Mill River."

Wandering Back - A History of Dock, Hills River, Mill River, Rosebank Published by the Three Rivers Historical Society in association with The New Horizon's Program of Health and Welfare Canada 1983 page 73

"James Keefe (1835-1891) son of John and Mary (Rowe) Keefe, bought land next to the Andrew Bell property in Mill River. This farm became known as Woodlawn. James was a farmer and bridge builder. He married Anne Foy and they had nine children, namely: Mary Martha (born 1860), Thomas (born 1863), John E. (1865-1914), Mary Ann (born 1867) nicknamed Marion, was a teacher in U.S.A., Margaret (1870-1901), Mary Antoinette (born 1871) never married. She moved to the U.S. Thomas G. (1874-1953), Francis R. (1877-1897) drowned at Woodman's Factory at Kildare while helping to launch lobster boats, and Zeta (born 1883) moved to the United States." Wandering Back page 231

According to Ralph Keefe his name was Thomas James Keefe, but that makes two Thomas Keefes, sons of John Keefe and Mary Rowe.

From Jean O'Brien:

Lived at Mill River, was a bridge builder/farmer.

m. 31 Jan 1860 by Rev. Peter McIntyre to Anne Foy (Fahey) b. 1835. Witnesses John Foy and Johanna

Keefe. Anne Foy's parents ? Patrick Foy and ? Mary Regan or Rogan.

Notations:

1880 Meacham Atlas map of Lot 5: two parcels of land (36 and 66 acres) are shown as the properties of Jas. Keeffe. Both are on Mill River Road and extend to the shore of Hills River.

Prince Edward Island Agriculturist

January 19, 1891, page 5, col. l

The remains of the late James Keefe of Hill's River, who died at Bath, Me., of pneumonia came to the Island on Saturday, 10th inst., by the Stanley, and reached Alberton on Monday evening. On Tuesday morning they were followed by a large concourse of sympathizing neighbors to Sacred Heart Church, where the funeral services were conducted by the pastor, Rev. A.E. Burke, after which all that was mortal of a good father, neighbor and citizen was consigned to mother earth in the parish cemetery.

James married Ann Fahey in Alberton, PEI.

They had the following children:

51 F i. Mary Martha Keefe was born on 23 Nov 1861 in Mill River, , PEI, Canada.

The book Wandering Back says she was born in 1860.

Daughter of James Keefe (6) and Ann Fahey [Foy]( 163). St. Anthony Church records. Ralph Keefe's dates do not agree. His reads Mary Martha b. 23 Nov 1860 Bapt 27 Dec at St. Anthony Church - J. Quevillon.

Ralph also has a note from Wandering Back, Mary Martha born 1860

52 F ii. Theresia Keefe was born on 17 Jun 1862 in Mill River, , PEI, Canada.

Daughter of James Keeffe and Ann Fahey.

Wandering Back lists no Theresa Keefe as a child of James Keefe.

1861 Census Lot 5, 1881 Census Lot 5 FV086, 1891 Census Lot 5 FV181

53 M iii. John E. Keefe was born in 1865.

Listed by Ralph Keefe, but he has no details.

54 F iv. Mary Ann "Marion" Keefe was born on 21 Dec 1866 in Mill River, , PEI, Canada. She was christened on 3 Jan 1867 in St. Anthony Church.

Child of James Keeffe and Ann Fahey.

The book Wandering Back lists her DOB as 1867. It further states she was a teacher in the United States. page 231. Born 4 Dec 1866, Bapt 3 Jan 1867 St Anthony Church, Priest A Trudelle, sponsors Edward Keefe and Mary Foy Keefe.

55 F v. Margaret Keefe was born on 8 Jul 1868 in Mill River, , PEI, Canada. She was christened on 22 Aug 1868 in St. Anthony Church. She died in 1901.

Book Wandering Back says she was born in 1870. page 231

St. Anthony Church records. Born 8 July 1868 Bapt 22 Aug, Priest A Trudelle, sponsors Joseph Keefe and Mary Ann Keefe

56 F vi. Mary Antoinette Keefe was born on 24 Mar 1871 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. She was christened on 14 May 1871 in St. Anthony Church.

Priest James E. MacDonald , sponsors Sylvanus Gallant and Mary Ann Keefe. From Ralph Keefe data.

57 M vii. Thomas Guy Keefe was born on 24 Dec 1873 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. He was christened on 8 Feb 1874 in St. Anthony Church.

Son of James Keeffe and Ann Fahey. DOB taken from book Wandering Back. page 231

Priest was J MacDonald, sponsors were Daniel Gallant and Mary Ann Keefe

Ralph Keefe notes:

1926 PEI Atlas Lot 4/5 PO Alberton lists Thomas, wife Penseont, children: Edna, Winnie, Frances, Olive, Braden and Frank. Dec 1928 Maple Leaf page 373: reports death of Mrs. Thomas Keefe (nee Pansy Clark) in Alberton on 20 Oct, leaving husband and children.

Wandering Back says Thomas G was the only one of his parent's children to remain in Mill River. He was a farmer and also repaired machinery for miles around. The children of Thomas G and Penzie:

Edna worked in USA married Lou Murphy, no children.

Winnifred worked in USA and Halifax, married Basil Stuart, no children

Frances married John Nelligan, two daughters Edna and Winnifred, and both live in Halifax

Braden worked in Halifax, married Marjorie Foley of Bloomfield, and their children: Fred a mechanic at Batt and McRae in Summerside, who with his wife Ellen have two boys Richard and Dennis;

Ralph is in the Air Force stationed in Ottawa, he and wife Mary Phyliss have two children: Melissa and Derrick.

Palma a registered nurse, married Bob Dowling of Charlottetown, and they have a daughter Susan.

Frank married Annie Harper of Tignish, no children. Frank was a salesman with J. Erskine Clark in Alberton.

Olive (1918-1967) married Lowell Matthews (1919-1971) of Dock. They had three daughters and one son: (1) Arlene, died 1942 in accident in Halifax. (2) Brenda married George Henderson, MP for Egmont. (3) Judy married Gary Hutt of Northport.

(4) Roger married Carolyn MacArthur of Northam.

Thomas married Penseont "Penzie" Clark on 27 Feb 1900 in Sacred Heart Church. Penseont was born in 1879. She died on 20 Oct 1928.

Married Thomas Guy Keefe, Father was William Clark, mother unknown. Data from Ralph Keefe.

58 M viii. Francis Richard Keefe was born on 20 Jan 1877 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. He was christened on 20 Apr 1877 in St. Anthony Church.

Christened 20 Apr 1877 at St. Anthony Church by J. MacDonald: sponsors Thomas Foy and Julienne Heron.

Francis drowned at Woodman's Factory in Kildare while helping to launch a lobster boat.

59 F ix. Zeta Keefe was born in 1883.

Data is skimpy on Zeta. Wandering back says she moved to the USA.

7. Joanna Keefe (John) was born on 7 Feb 1839 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. She was buried in St. Anthony Church.

Joanna married James Finnen on 3 Jan 1865 in St. Anthony Church.

James and Joanna had the following children:

60 F i. Catherine Ann Finnen was born on 28 Sep 1867. She was christened on 17 Feb 1868 in St. Anthony Church.

61 F ii. Margaret Appolonia Finnen was born on 9 Feb 1872 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. She was christened on 30 Mar 1874 in St. Anthony Church.

62 F iii. Seline Matilda Finnen was born on 15 Mar 1874 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. She was christened on 30 Apr 1874 in St. Anthony Church.

63 M iv. Wilfred James Finnen was born on 20 Apr 1877 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. He was christened on 1 May 1877 in St. Anthony Church.

64 M v. John Joseph Finnen was born on 4 May 1880 in Alberton, PEI, Canada.

9. Peter Keefe (John) was born on 24 Feb 1841 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. He was christened on 7 Mar 1841 in St. Anthony Church. He died on 12 Feb 1903. He was buried in 1903 in St. Marks Church.

M. Mary Catherine Sullivan (1843-1901) on 17 Feb 1866.

Res. Lot 4 near Campbellton.1880 Meacham Atlas Map of Lot 4: family farm/home of 100 acres located on the O'Halloran Road very close to Campbellton.

27 Oct ? William married Eliz Jane MacDonald at St. Marks, by Rev. John Murphy, and was witnessed by John MacDonald and Hattie Keefe. Eliza Jane was the daughter of Alex and Ellen MacDonald. This event was recorded in the Church register on the margin opposite William's baptism entry.

Peter and Catherine's children:

James b. 8 Mar 1867 bap 5 May St. Anthony

Mary b. 6 Nov 1868 bap 6 Dec St. Anthony

Daniel b. 6 Oct 1870 bap 20 Nov St. Anthony

John Michael b. 26 Sept 1872 bap 4 Oct St. Marks

Ann Pauline b. 28 Jun 1874 bap 4 Jul St. Marks

Thomas Edward b. 1 Dec 1876 bap 3 Dec St. Marks

Joseph Peter b. 1 Dec 1876 bap 3 Dec St. Marks

William b. 16 Jan 1878 bap 6 Apr St. Marks

Mary Esther b. 25 Mar 1881 bap 18 Jun St. Marks

Andrew b. 1882

Anne Cellina b. 29 Nov 1883 bap 3 Feb St. Marks

?Anslen Chester b. 21 Apr 1886 bap 13 Jun St. Marks

Adrian Ferdinand b. 17 Jun 1892 bap 25 Jun St. Marks

PEI Note card reads:

Lot 7 Cem 5 Stone 90 St. Marys Cath Cem Burton Area "In memory of Peter Keefe/died Feb 12, 1903/AET 62/may his soul/ rest in peace/also his wife/ Catherine Sullivan/died Mar 7, 1901/AET 58/may her soul rest in peace."

From Ralph Keefe:

Peter born 24 Feb 1841 baptized at St Anthony Church by E.E. Perry, sponsors John Morris and Elizabeth Kennedy.

1881 Canadian Census lists:

Peter Keeffe (sic) 39, Farmer

Catherine Keeffe 37

James Keeffe 14

Mary Keeffe 12

Daniel Keeffe 10

John M. Keeffe 8

Annie P. Keeffe 6

Thomas E. Keeffe 4

Joseph P. Keeffe 4

William F. Keeffe 2

Ester Keeffe <1 Born: Mar; 1m

Maimie McKindrick W, 59 (Not sure who she is, she's probably not Catherine's mother.)

Lot 4, Prince, PEI

Peter married Mary Catherine Sullivan on 17 Feb 1866. Mary was born on 4 May 1843 in PEI, Canada. She died on 7 Mar 1901.

They had the following children:

65 M i. James Keefe was born on 8 Mar 1867 in PEI, Canada. He was christened on 5 May 1867 in St. Anthony Church. He died on 17 Dec 1942 in Revere, MA.

James married Ellen Griffin on 15 Oct 1896 in Lynn, MA. Ellen was born on 16 May 1865 in PEI, Canada. She died on 24 Jun 1910 in Revere, MA.

66 F ii. Mary Keefe was born on 6 Nov 1868 in PEI, Canada. She was christened on 6 Dec 1868 in St. Anthony Church.

67 M iii. Daniel Keefe was born on 6 Oct 1870 in PEI, Canada. He was christened on 20 Nov 1870 in St. Anthony Church.

68 M iv. John Michael Keefe was born on 26 Sep 1872 in PEI, Canada. He was christened on 4 Oct 1872 in St. Marks Church.

69 F v. Ann Pauline Keefe was born on 28 Jun 1874 in PEI, Canada. She was christened on 4 Jul 1876 in St. Marks Church.

70 M vi. Thomas Edward Keefe was born on 1 Dec 1876 in PEI, Canada. He was christened on 3 Dec 1876 in St. Marks Church.

71 M vii. Joseph Peter Keefe was born on 1 Dec 1876 in PEI, Canada. He was christened on 3 Dec 1876 in St. Marks Church.

72 M viii. William Keefe was born on 16 Jan 1878 in PEI, Canada. He was christened on 6 Apr 1878 in St. Marks Church.

William married Eliza Jane MacDonald 10/27 in St. Marks Church.

73 F ix. Mary Esther Keefe was born on 25 Mar 1881 in PEI, Canada. She was christened on 18 Jun 1881 in St. Marks Church.

74 M x. Andrew Keefe was born in 1882 in PEI, Canada.

75 F xi. Anna Cellina Keefe was born on 29 Nov 1883 in PEI, Canada. She was christened on 3 Feb 1884 in St. Marks Church.

76 M xii. Anslen (?) Keefe was born on 21 Apr 1886 in PEI, Canada. He was christened on 13 Jun 1886 in St. Marks Church.

77 M xiii. A? Ferdinand Keefe was born on 17 Jun 1892 in PEI, Canada. He was christened on 25 Jun 1892 in St. Marks Church.

12. Joseph Keefe (John) was born on 16 Mar 1847 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. He died on 9 Jan 1918 in Alberton, , PEI, Canada. He was buried on 11 Jan 1918 in Sacred Heart Church, Alberton, PEI, Canada.

Joseph was listed as 71 years old when he died. He married Mary Wickham (B 1862 D 1947) and they had eight children: Florence, Gerald, Eileen or Aileen, Francis or Frank, Kate, Walter, Mary, William. Listed as 33 in the 1881 census living in lot 5 with his father and mother.

Sacred Heart Cemetery, Alberton, Lot 5, Cemetery 4, Stone 101: "Keefe/Joseph Keefe/1847-1918/His wife/Mary Wickham/1862-1947/Their children/Frank 1897-1923/Catherine 1895-1936"

Date of death taken from Profit Funeral Home Register.

Joseph married Mary Wickham in Alberton, PEI. Mary was born in 1862. She died in 1947 in Alberton, PEI. She was buried in Sacred Heart Cem, Alberton, PEI, Canada.

Wife of Joseph Keeffe, father of Florence and Gerald, et al

Joseph and Mary had the following children:

78 M i. William John Keefe was born on 19 May 1890 in Alberton, , PEI, Canada.

Son of Joseph Keeffe and Mary Wickham Birth listing in the Daily Examiner, page 3, June 2, 1890: "At Briarwood cottage, Alberton District, on the 19 ult, the wife of Joseph Keeffe, Esq., of a son."

79 F ii. Mary Ellen Keefe was born on 18 Aug 1891 in Alberton, PEI. She died in 1991.

Daughter of Joseph Keeffe and Mary Wickham. Date of death from photo of tombstone. Tombstone identifies her as Mary C. Keefe, not Mary Ellen Keefe.

80 M iii. Walter T. Keefe was born on 12 Jul 1893 in Alberton, PEI. He died in 1933 in Seattle?.

Son of Joseph Keeffe and Mary Wickham. Had a son Frank E. O'Keefe, b. Seattle 1-21-24, d. Seattle 1-29-85. Frank had a son Dan. Apparently Walter migrated to the Seattle area. Died 1933. May have been a twin as Frances Keeffe also was baptized 20 July 1893, at same time.

Letter from Henry Keefe to dad dated April 30, 1997 indicated that Walter has/had offspring living there. "Florence oldest brother lived in state of Washington and has offspring living there."

Walter married Unknown .

81 F iv. Catherine Laura Keefe was born on 2 Apr 1895 in Alberton, PEI, Canada. She died in 1936 in , , PEI, Canada. She was buried in 1936 in Sacred Heart Cem, Alberton, PEI, Canada.

Daughter of Joseph Keefe and Mary Wickham

82 M v. Francis Joseph Keefe was born on 26 Aug 1897 in Alberton, PEI. He died in 1923 in , , PEI, Canada. He was buried in 1923 in Sacred Heart Cem, Alberton, PEI, Canada.

Son of Joseph Keeffe and Mary Wickham. Called "Frank"

83 F vi. Agnes Gertrude Keefe was born on 4 Apr 1899 in Alberton, PEI, Canada.

84 F vii. Florence Keefe was born in Alberton, PEI. She died on 21 Feb 1997 in Maplewood Manor, Alberton, Prince Edward Is, Canada.

Daughter of Joseph Keefe and Mary Wickham - last member of Keefe Clan to live in Briarwood. Died quietly, was suffering from the flu prior to her death.

85 M viii. Gerald Lucien Keefe DDS was born on 7 Jan 1901 in Briarwood, Lower Dock, Alberton, PEI. He died on 20 Jan 1988 in Western Hospital, Alberton, PEI, Canada.

Gerald never married and with his maiden sister, Florence, were the last Keefes to live at Briarwood. He took his bachelor of arts degree from St. Dunstan's College in 1926 and a DDS from Dalhousie University in 1931 Gerald and his sister were both alcoholics in their later years. He was the sixth child and fourth son of Joseph Keeffe and Mary Wickham His obituary read: " the Keefe family were one of the original Irish-Catholic families that settled the Dock and carved a bountiful home out of the wilderness during the early part of the 19th century."

There is a clipping in my files with more extensive info.

86 F ix. Aileen Keefe was born in 1899 in Alberton, PEI. She died in 1987.

Daughter of Joseph Keeffe and Mary Wickham. Dates of birth and death from photo of tombstone.


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