Shannon Lee Kirchner1

F, #42381, b. 21 May 1972, d. 13 December 2014
Relationship4th cousin 2 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited9 Dec 2020
     She was born on 21 May 1972 at Marshall, Lyon County, Minnesota, USA.1
     She died on 13 December 2014 probably in Georgia at USA at age 42.1
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Anita Lee Fry.1
     See the footnotes below for a link to her obituary that appeared Marshall Independent published in Marshall, Minnesota, 18 December 2014.1
     In the obituary of Anita Lee Riddell who died 1 August 2016, her granddaughter, Shannon Kirchner was listed as predeceased.2

Citations

  1. [S11024] Obituaries: Shannon Kirchner, Marshall Independent, Marshall, Minnesota, 27 DEC 2014, Obituary: Shannon Lee Kirchner. Hereinafter cited as Marshall Independent.
  2. [S11023] Anita Lee Riddell, Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory, Bella Vista, Arkansas, about 03 Aug 2016 viewed at Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory, Obituary: Anita Lee Riddell née Fry. Hereinafter cited as Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory.

Nicole Cessario1

F, #42382
Relationship4th cousin 2 times removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited6 Dec 2020
     In the obituary of Anita Lee Riddell who died 1 August 2016, her granddaughter, Nicole Cessario was listed as predeceased.1

Citations

  1. [S11023] Anita Lee Riddell, Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory, Bella Vista, Arkansas, about 03 Aug 2016 viewed at Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory, Obituary: Anita Lee Riddell née Fry. Hereinafter cited as Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory.

John Fry1

M, #42383
Last Edited6 Dec 2020
     John married Lela Alic Walk.1
     In the obituary of Anita Lee Riddell who died 1 August 2016, her father, John Fry was listed as predeceased.1

Family

Lela Alic Walk
Child

Citations

  1. [S11023] Anita Lee Riddell, Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory, Bella Vista, Arkansas, about 03 Aug 2016 viewed at Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory, Obituary: Anita Lee Riddell née Fry. Hereinafter cited as Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory.

Lela Alic Walk1

F, #42384
Last Edited6 Dec 2020
     Lela married John Fry.1
     In the obituary of Anita Lee Riddell who died 1 August 2016,his wife, the former Lela Alic Walk was listed as predeceased.1

Family

John Fry
Child

Citations

  1. [S11023] Anita Lee Riddell, Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory, Bella Vista, Arkansas, about 03 Aug 2016 viewed at Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory, Obituary: Anita Lee Riddell née Fry. Hereinafter cited as Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory.

Fanny (?)1

F, #42393, b. 1859 or 1860, d. 20 November 1942
Last Edited10 Dec 2020
     She was born in 1859 or 1860.1,2 Fanny married John Thompson.2,1
     She died on 20 November 1942 at her home at Asquith, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.1
           Fanny (?) was buried on 22 November 1942 at Asquith Cemetery, RM of Vanscoy No. 345, Saskatchewan, Canada.1,2

Citations

  1. [S9592] Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, online Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project, Asquith Cemetery: Fanny Thompson
    Grave marker transcription:
    Mother     Fanny Thompson     1860 - 1942. Hereinafter cited as Saskatchewan Cemeteries Project.
  2. [S11028] Deaths: Thompson, Star-Phoenix, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, 21 Nov 1942, Page 2, column 6 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Mrs. John THOMPSON (Aged 83). Hereinafter cited as Star-Phoenix.

Bessie M. Riddell1

F, #42395, b. March 1890
Father*John Scott Riddell1 b. 1848, d. 1896
Mother*Maggie Mae Calhoon1 b. 12 Aug 1859, d. 18 Dec 1938
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited11 Dec 2020
     She was born in March 1890 at Iowa, USA.1

Census Data

     Bessie M. appeared on the 1900 Federal Census DeKalb Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois in the household of hermother, Maggie M. Riddell, listed as "at school" meaning she attended school.1

Citations

  1. [S11032] Maggie M Riddell household, 1 Jun 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, De Kalb, De Kalb, Illinois; Page: 1; Family: 2; Enumeration District: 4, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.

Fannie (?)1

F, #42396
Last Edited11 Dec 2020
     Fannie married William Arnold.1
     In the obituary of Nathan Chandler Calhoun who died 30 April 1939, the step-mother of his wife, Fannie Arnold was listed as a survivor.2,1

Citations

  1. [S11034] Resident of Sycamore Is Taken Sunday, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, Illinois, 01 May 1939, Page 10, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Nathan Chandler Calhoun. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  2. [S3797] Nathan Calhoun Called By Death, True Republican, Sycamore, Illinois, 3 May 1930, Page 1 & 5 viewed at Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection, Nathan Calhoun Called By Death. Hereinafter cited as True Republican.

Perce Marwood Keast1

M, #42397, b. 23 November 1888, d. 14 April 1978
Father*William John Keast2,1,4 b. 5 Nov 1864, d. 15 May 1920
Mother*Janet McMurchy Calhoon2,1,3,4 b. 18 Apr 1870, d. 5 Apr 1954
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited11 Mar 2021
     He was born on 23 November 1888 at Mayfield, DeKalb County, Illinois, USA, according to his 1942 draft registreation.5 Alternatively, he was born on 25 November 1888 at Malta, Malta Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois, USA, according to his death registration2,1,4 or in 1889 since he retired at 65 in June 1954.6 Percy married Helen G. Dusher at the Lutheran parsonage on 17 January 1914 at Rockford, Rockford Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.7,8,3
     He died on 14 April 1978 at Rebekah Baines Johnson Nursing Home, Austin, Texas, USA, at age 89.1 The informant on his death registration was Dr. Jerry R. Tindel.1
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Helen D. Keast, W. Rae Keast and Jean Gridley.9

Census Data

     Percy M. appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Malta, Malta Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois in the household of his parents, William Keast and Janet McMurchy Calhoon.2

Percy M. appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois in the household of his parents, W. J. Keast and Janet McMurchy Calhoon, listed as a drug store clerk.4
Percy M. Keast and Helen G. Keast appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois, enumerated 2 January 1920, enumerated as a music arranger for a Music Roll Manufacturer. Their children William R. and Caroline J. were listed as living with them.10
Percy M. Keast and Helen G. Keast appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Elmhurst, du Page County, Illinois, enumerated 8 April 1930, enumerated as a musician sailsman (sic). Their children William Ray and Caroline J. were listed as living with them. His mother, Janet McMurchy Calhoon and brother,Perry Harrison Keast were included in the household.3
     Perce Marwood Keast was band director for elementary, junior high school from 1930 to June 1954 at Elmhurst, du Page County, Illinois, USA.6
     Percy Keast, of Elmhurst, was recorded as the father of the bridegroom at the marriage of Rae Keast and Mary Alice Hart on 21 August 1938.11 Percy Marwood Keast registered for the "Old Man's" draft on 27 April 1942 at Addison Twp., DuPage County, Illinois, USA. They lived in Elmhurst..He listed his next-of-kin/contact person as his wife, Helen G. Keast. He was described as 5' 6", 175 lbs. with blue eyes, brown hair and a ruddy complexion.1
     Perce M. Keast, of Elmhurst, was recorded as father of the bride at the marriage of Donald Bruce Gridley and Jean Keast on 8 November 1947.12
     In the obituary of Janet McMurchy Calhoon who died 5 April 1954, her son, Percy M. Keast of Elmhurst, was listed as a survivor.13
     See the footnotes below for a link to his obituary that appeared Austin American-Statesman published in Austin, Texas, 14 April 1978.9 He was cremated on 19 April 1978 at Sunset Memorial Park/Crematory, Austin, Texas, USA, and accordiing to his Find A Grave memorial page, he had a non-cemetery burial.1
     In the obituary of William Rae Keast who died 27 June 1998, his father, Perce Marwood Keast was listed.14
     According to their Find A Grave memorial pages, both Perce and Helen had non-cemetery burials.15

Family

Helen Gertrude Dusher b. 24 Oct 1895, d. 6 Jul 1978
Marriage*Percy married Helen G. Dusher at the Lutheran parsonage on 17 January 1914 at Rockford, Rockford Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.7,8,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S11100] Perce (sic) Marwood Keast entry, Texas, Death Certificates, 1903 - 1932, Perce Marwood Keast, Date of Death: 14 Apr 1978, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA; Certificate No:32361, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah, USA. Hereinafter cited as Texas, Death Certificates.
  2. [S11036] William Keast household, 19 June 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Malta, Malta (twp.) DeKalb, Illinois; Page: 10; Enumeration District: 10, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.
  3. [S11101] Percy M. Keast household, 8 Apr 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Addison, DuPage, Illinoisw; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 02, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.
  4. [S11120] W. J. Keast household, 19 Apr 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Ward 1, DeKalb, DeKalb, Illinois; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0018, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T624_284.
  5. [S2619] U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (Publisher: National Archives and Records Administration), Ancestry.com, World War II Draft Registration search; "United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration"; cited as "Old Man's Draft., Percy Marwood Keast, Registration Date: 1942; Birth Date: 23 Nov 1888, Mayfield, Illinois, USA.
  6. [S11098] Fete Director of Elmhurst Bands Today, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, 25 Apr 1954, Part 3 - Page 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, P.M. Keast Feted. Hereinafter cited as Chicago Tribune.
  7. [S7298] Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940 (Publisher: FamilySearch), Ancestry.com, Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940; "Original data: Marriage Records. Illinois Marriages. Images may not be included"; cited as "Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940., Percy M Keast and Helen G Dusher; married 17 Jan 1914, Winnebago, Illinois, USA.
  8. [S11037] Rochelle Weddings, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, Illinois, 24 Jan 1914, Page 4, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Marriage: Keast - Dusehr and Dee - Dieterle. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  9. [S11113] Unknown article title, Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Texas, 16 Apr 1978, Page 16, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Death: Perce M. KEAST (Aged 89). Hereinafter cited as Austin American-Statesman.
  10. [S11109] Percy M. Keast household, 02 Jan 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Ward 1, DeKalb, DeKalb, Illinois; Page: 1A; Family: 4; Enumeration District: 35, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T625_303.
  11. [S11126] Society News, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, Illinois, 29 Aug 1938, Page 5, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Keast-Hart. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  12. [S11111] Gridley-Keast, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, 08 Nov 1947, Page 14, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Gridley-Keast. Hereinafter cited as Chicago Tribune.
  13. [S11099] Mrs. Janet Keast, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, Illinois, 06 Apr 1954, Page 2, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Janet Keast nee Calhoon. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  14. [S11103] Obituaries, William Rae Keast, The Ithaca Journal, Ithaca, New York, 03 Jul 1998, Oage 4, columns 3 & 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: William Rae KEAST, 1914-1998 (Aged 83). Hereinafter cited as Ithaca Journal.
  15. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207), Helen A. Keast née Dusher and Percy Marwood Keast.
  16. [S283] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (United States: Social Security Administration), Name: Carolyn Jean Gridley née Keast. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Social Security Applications.
  17. [S11038] Helen Gertrude Keast née Dusher, Death Certificate 57246 (10 Jul 1978), Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas, USA, Helen Gertrude Keast, Date of Death: 06 Jul 1978, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA; Certificate No:57246. Hereinafter cited as Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982.

Perry Harrison Keast1

M, #42398, b. 3 February 1890, d. 28 August 1982
Father*William John Keast2,4 b. 5 Nov 1864, d. 15 May 1920
Mother*Janet McMurchy Calhoon2,3,4 b. 18 Apr 1870, d. 5 Apr 1954
Relationship3rd cousin 1 time removed of Richard Graeme Moffat
Last Edited8 Jan 2021
     He was born on 3 February 1890 at Hastings, Adams County, Nebraska, USA, according to his 1942 draft registration1 or circa 1890 at Illinois, USA, according to early census records.2,3,4 Alternatively, he was born circa 1890 at Hannibal, Missouri, USA, according to his obituaries5,6 or circa 1892 at Nebraska, USA, according to the 1940 census.7 Perry married Alphia H. Nason circa 26 March 1916 at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA.8,9,10,11 Perry Harrison Keast and Alphia H. Nason were divorced circa 1920. They spearated about this time when she moved to Iowa City, presumably with her young daughter.10 Perry married Mary Harm in October 1935 at Crystal Fall, Michigan, USA.5,12
     He died on 28 August 1982 at Gibson Manor Nursing Home, Gibson City, Ford County, Illinois, USA, at age 92.5
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary.6,5      Perry Harrison Keast was buried on 31 August 1982 at Drummer Township Cemetery, Gibson City, Ford County, Illinois, USA.13,5

Census Data

     Perry H. appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Malta, Malta Twp., DeKalb County, Illinois in the household of his parents, William Keast and Janet McMurchy Calhoon.2 Perry Harrison Keast appeared on the 1910 U.S. Federal Census of DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois, in the household of W. J. Keast and Janet McMurchy Calhoon.4

Perry Harrison Keast appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Elmhurst, du Page County, Illinois, in the household of Percy M. Keast and Helen G. Keast, listed as a merchant (grocery A.P.) His marital status was given as married.3
Perry Keast and Mary Keast appeared on the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of Gibson City, Drummer Twp., Ford County, Illinois, enumerated 5 April 1940, enumerated as a grocery clerk at a retail grocery store. She was a supervisor at a telephone company..7
     The following newspaper article appeared in the DeKalb, Illinois Daily Chronicle 27 March 1916 :
PERRY KEAST MARRIES
     Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Keast received a letter a day or so ago from their son Perry at Des Moines, Iowa, which told of his marriage which was to occur, yesterday in Des Moines, Iowa. The bride was formerly Miss Althea Mason (sic) of Iowa City, Iowa, and she came to Des Moines yesterday afternoon with her mother, where the ceremony was performed. Mr. Keast holds a responsible position in a large store in Des Moines, and as soon as his vacation starts, he and his bride will come home for a visit. She is known to the family here. Mr. Keast has been a resident of Des Moines for some time but he has hosts of friends here who will congratulate him. He is a young man of excellent character and has "made good" since beginning his business career.11
Perry Harrison Keast registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 at Lincoln, Logan County, Illinois, USA. He was married with one child, and a manager in an F. W. Woolworth store in Lincoln. He was described as medium height and stout, with grey eyes, medium brown hair.14 He, of Gibson City, the groom's uncle,was listed as a guest at the marriage of Rae Keast and Mary Alice Hart on 21 August 1938.15 Perry Harrison Keast registered for the "Old Man's" draft on 27 April 1942 at Ford County, Illinois, USA. He worked in a grocery and appliance store in Gibson City.He listed his next-of-kin/contact person as his wife, Mary Keast. He was described as 5' 6" and 180 lbs. with brown eyes, brown hair and a ruddy complexion. He was missing the end joint of his first finger on his left hand.1 Terry (sic) Keast of Gibson City, Illinois, the bride's uncle,was listed as a guest at the marriage of Donald Bruce Gridley and Jean Keast on 8 November 1947.9
     In the obituary of Janet McMurchy Calhoon who died 5 April 1954, her son, Perry H. Keast of Gibson City, was listed as a survivor.16 He was identified as the father of Mary Janet Keast born on 14 August 1956 at Iowa City, Iowa, USA.17
     In the obituary of Mary L. Keast who died 21 December 1965, her husband, P. H. Keast was listed as a survivor.12
     In the obituary of Alphia H. Nason who died 14 March 1967, her ex-husband, Perry Keast was listed.10
     In the obituary of Mary Janet Keast who died 9 December 1969, her father, Perry Keast of Gibson, Illinois, was listed as a survivor.18
     See the footnotes below for a link to his obituary that appeared The Pantagraph published in Bloomington, Illinois, 30 August 1982.5

Family 1

Alphia H. Nason b. 1 Oct 1892, d. 14 Mar 1967
Marriage*Perry married Alphia H. Nason circa 26 March 1916 at Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA.8,9,10,11 
Divorce* Perry Harrison Keast and Alphia H. Nason were divorced circa 1920. They spearated about this time when she moved to Iowa City, presumably with her young daughter.10  
Child

Family 2

Mary L. Barz b. 27 Jul 1899, d. 21 Dec 1965
Marriage*Perry married Mary Harm in October 1935 at Crystal Fall, Michigan, USA.5,12 

Citations

  1. [S2619] U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 (Publisher: National Archives and Records Administration), Ancestry.com, World War II Draft Registration search; "United States, Selective Service System. Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration"; cited as "Old Man's Draft., Perry Harrison Keast, Registration Date: 1942; Birth Date: 03 Feb 1890, Hastings, Nebraska, USA.
  2. [S11036] William Keast household, 19 June 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Malta, Malta (twp.) DeKalb, Illinois; Page: 10; Enumeration District: 10, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.
  3. [S11101] Percy M. Keast household, 8 Apr 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Addison, DuPage, Illinoisw; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 02, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.
  4. [S11120] W. J. Keast household, 19 Apr 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Ward 1, DeKalb, DeKalb, Illinois; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0018, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T624_284.
  5. [S11123] Deaths, Central Illinois: Perry Keast, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Illinois, 30 Aug 1982, Page 20, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Perry Keast obituary. Hereinafter cited as Pantagraph.
  6. [S11124] Obituaries: Perry Keast, Gibson City Courier, Gibson City, Illinois, 02 Sep 1982, Page 5, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Perry Keast obituary. Hereinafter cited as Gibson City Courier.
  7. [S11131] Perry Keast household, 05 Apr 1940 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Gibson City, Drummer, Ford, Illinois; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 27-6., United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T627_802.
  8. [S5536] Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1951 (Publisher: Iowa Department of Public Health), Ancestry.com, Iowa, U.S., Marriage Records, 1880-1951; "Index and images of Iowa marriages"; cited as "Iowa, Marriage Records., P H Keast & Alphia Mason; Marriage Date: , Polk, Iowa, USA; Note that no other information is recorded in the register, other than the informant being Jesse Acklin.
  9. [S11111] Gridley-Keast, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, 08 Nov 1947, Page 14, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Gridley-Keast. Hereinafter cited as Chicago Tribune.
  10. [S11129] Deaths: Alphia Keast, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Iowa, 15 Mar 1967, Page 2, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Alphia Keast obituary. Hereinafter cited as Iowa City Press-Citizen.
  11. [S11130] Perry Keast Marries, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, Illinois, 27 Mar 1916, Page 4, columns 3 & 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Perry Keast Marries and continued. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  12. [S11125] Mrs. Mary Keast Dies Tuesday, Gibson City Courier, Gibson City, Illinois, 23 Dec 1965, Page 20, column 5 viewed at Newspapers.com, Mary Keast obituary. Hereinafter cited as Gibson City Courier.
  13. [S3862] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., Perry H. Keast
    Grave marker transcription:
    KEAST
    Perry H.     1890 - 1982
    Mary B.     1899 - 1965.
  14. [S4046] World War I Draft Registration, online http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=6482, Perry H Keast, Birth Date: 03 Feb 1890, Nebraska, USA. Hereinafter cited as WWI Draft Registration.
  15. [S11126] Society News, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, Illinois, 29 Aug 1938, Page 5, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Keast-Hart. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  16. [S11099] Mrs. Janet Keast, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, Illinois, 06 Apr 1954, Page 2, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Janet Keast nee Calhoon. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  17. [S10423] Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1940 (Publisher: State Historical Society of Iowa), Ancestry.com, Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1856-1940; "Index and images"; cited as "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records., Mary Janet Keast; Birth Date: 21 Feb 1917, Coralville, Johnson, Iowa, USA; Parents: Perry Keast and Alphia Nason.
  18. [S11121] Deaths: Miss Keast Dies at 52, Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa City, Iowa, 10 Dec 1969, Page 4, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Mary Janet Keast (Aged 52). Hereinafter cited as Iowa City Press-Citizen.

Helen Gertrude Dusher1

F, #42399, b. 24 October 1895, d. 6 July 1978
Father*John J. Dusher2,1
Mother*Emily Hardesty2,1
Last Edited7 Jan 2021
     She was born on 24 October 1895 at Rochelle, Ogle County, Illinois, USA.2,3 Helen married Percy M. Keast at the Lutheran parsonage on 17 January 1914 at Rockford, Rockford Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.2,4,5
     She died on 6 July 1978 at Holy Cross Hospital, Austin, Travis County, Texas, USA, at age 82.1 The informant on her death registration was her daughter, Jean Keast. Her parents were identified as John Dusher and Emily Hardesty. She was a widow, but her husband's name was not given on this certificate.1

Census Data

     Helen G. Keast and Percy M. Keast appeared on the 1920 U.S. Federal Census of DeKalb, DeKalb County, Illinois, enumerated 2 January 1920, enumerated as a music arranger for a Music Roll Manufacturer. Their children William R. and Caroline J. were listed as living with them.6
Helen G. Keast and Percy M. Keast appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Elmhurst, du Page County, Illinois, enumerated 8 April 1930, enumerated as a musician sailsman (sic). Their children William Ray and Caroline J. were listed as living with them. His mother, Janet McMurchy Calhoon and brother,Perry Harrison Keast were included in the household.5
     The following newspaper article appeared in the DeKalb, Illinois Daily Chronicle 24 January 1914 :
ROCHELLE WEDDINGS.
     Rochelle, January 22 Announcement cards areout (sic) for two weddings featuring Rochelle young people as principals, both ceremonies being performed in neighboring cities. Miss Helen G. Dusehr (sic) of Rochelle and Mr. Percy M. Keast of DeKalb were married at the Trinity Luthern (sic) parsonage Rockford, at 10:30 a. m. Saturday, January 17th. and Miss Matilda Dieterle of Sterling and Mr. John Dee of Rochelle were united In marriage at 9 o'clock, Wednesday morning, January 14th, at St Mary's Church Sterling. Rev. H. M. Bannen of Rockford and Father Burns of Sterling were the officiating clergymen.
     Mr. and Mrs. Keast are spending their honeymoon at the home of the bride's sister, Miss Lelah Craumer, in Rockford.
     Mr. and Mrs. Dee will visit Rochelle and Sterling relatives for a short time, after which they expect to reside in Los Angeles, California, where after March 1st, they will receive freinds (sic.)4

     Mrs. Percy Keast was recorded as the mother of the bridegroom at the marriage of Rae Keast and Mary Alice Hart on 21 August 1938.7 Helen G. Keast was listed as next-of-kin/contact on the draft registration of her husband, Percy Marwood Keast.8
     Mrs. Perce M. Keast was recorded as mother of the bride at the marriage of Donald Bruce Gridley and Jean Keast on 8 November 1947.9
     In the obituary of Perce M. Keast who died 14 April 1978, his wife, Helen D. Keast of Austin, was listed as a survivor.10 In the death registration of Perce Marwood Keast who died on 14 April 1978, Helen D. Keast was identified as his wife.8
     In the obituary of William Rae Keast who died 27 June 1998, his mother, Helen Dusher Keast was listed.11
     According to their Find A Grave memorial pages, both Helen and Perce had non-cemetery burials.12

Family

Perce Marwood Keast b. 23 Nov 1888, d. 14 Apr 1978
Marriage*Helen married Percy M. Keast at the Lutheran parsonage on 17 January 1914 at Rockford, Rockford Twp., Winnebago County, Illinois, USA.2,4,5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S11038] Helen Gertrude Keast née Dusher, Death Certificate 57246 (10 Jul 1978), Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas, USA, Helen Gertrude Keast, Date of Death: 06 Jul 1978, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA; Certificate No:57246. Hereinafter cited as Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982.
  2. [S7298] Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940 (Publisher: FamilySearch), Ancestry.com, Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940; "Original data: Marriage Records. Illinois Marriages. Images may not be included"; cited as "Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940., Percy M Keast and Helen G Dusher; married 17 Jan 1914, Winnebago, Illinois, USA.
  3. [S11102] Thanksgiving, Humboldt Independent, Humboldt, Iowa, 07 Dec 1995, Page 23, columns 7 & 8 viewed at Newspaper Archive, Helen Gertrude Keast, Date of Death: 06 Jul 1978, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA; Certificate No:57246. Hereinafter cited as Humboldt Independent.
  4. [S11037] Rochelle Weddings, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, Illinois, 24 Jan 1914, Page 4, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Marriage: Keast - Dusehr and Dee - Dieterle. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  5. [S11101] Percy M. Keast household, 8 Apr 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Addison, DuPage, Illinoisw; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 02, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.
  6. [S11109] Percy M. Keast household, 02 Jan 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, Ward 1, DeKalb, DeKalb, Illinois; Page: 1A; Family: 4; Enumeration District: 35, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: T625_303.
  7. [S11126] Society News, The Daily Chronicle, De Kalb, Illinois, 29 Aug 1938, Page 5, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Keast-Hart. Hereinafter cited as Daily Chronicle.
  8. [S11100] Perce (sic) Marwood Keast entry, Texas, Death Certificates, 1903 - 1932, Perce Marwood Keast, Date of Death: 14 Apr 1978, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA; Certificate No:32361, Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah, USA. Hereinafter cited as Texas, Death Certificates.
  9. [S11111] Gridley-Keast, Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Illinois, 08 Nov 1947, Page 14, column 7 viewed at Newspapers.com, Wedding: Gridley-Keast. Hereinafter cited as Chicago Tribune.
  10. [S11113] Unknown article title, Austin American-Statesman, Austin, Texas, 16 Apr 1978, Page 16, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Death: Perce M. KEAST (Aged 89). Hereinafter cited as Austin American-Statesman.
  11. [S11103] Obituaries, William Rae Keast, The Ithaca Journal, Ithaca, New York, 03 Jul 1998, Oage 4, columns 3 & 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: William Rae KEAST, 1914-1998 (Aged 83). Hereinafter cited as Ithaca Journal.
  12. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207), Helen A. Keast née Dusher and Percy Marwood Keast.
  13. [S283] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (United States: Social Security Administration), Name: Carolyn Jean Gridley née Keast. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Social Security Applications.

John J. Dusher1

M, #42400
Last Edited30 Dec 2020
     John married Emily Hardesty.1
     John Dusher was identified as Helen's father in the death registration of Helen Gertrude Dusher who died on 6 July 1978.2

Family

Emily Hardesty
Child

Citations

  1. [S7298] Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940 (Publisher: FamilySearch), Ancestry.com, Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940; "Original data: Marriage Records. Illinois Marriages. Images may not be included"; cited as "Illinois, County Marriages, 1800-1940., Percy M Keast and Helen G Dusher; married 17 Jan 1914, Winnebago, Illinois, USA.
  2. [S11038] Helen Gertrude Keast née Dusher, Death Certificate 57246 (10 Jul 1978), Texas Department of State Health Services, Austin, Texas, USA, Helen Gertrude Keast, Date of Death: 06 Jul 1978, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA; Certificate No:57246. Hereinafter cited as Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982.