Theodore H Keigley
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 5/27/2010 at 16:44:47
Theodore H Keigley is a farmer and stock raiser and is the owner of a finely improved farm of 240 acres of land situated on section 20, Colfax township. He as born in this county, August 17, 1856, and is a so of W J and Elizabeth (Throckmorton) Keigley. The father was born on June 12, 1824, in Greene county, Pennsylvania, of German descent, his father being a native of the fatherland. The latter was a farmer and spent his last years in Boone county, where he passed away. The mother was born November 27, 1824, in Greene county, Pennsylvania, where her marriage occurred. Her parents were likewise natives of the Keystone state. W J Keigley engaged in farming in Boone county for a number of years and then became the owner of a mercantile enterprise at Madrid. After ten or twelve years spent as a merchant he retired and enjoyed a well earned leisure until his death, which occurred on December 29, 1904. His widow preceded him in death over a year, passing away April 23, 1903. Both were members of the Methodist church and were known as two of the most upright citizens of the county. Mr Keigley would have taken part in the civil war but that he was taken ill at Davenport and so was unable to serve. He and his wife were the parents of seven sons and one daughter, of whom the following grew to maturity: Warren who passed away in the fall of 1913 at Boone, Clayton who is the owner of a plantation at Crowley, Louisiana, Theodore H of this review, L F who is engaged in business in Ames, Iowa, Robert M who died in Madrid, Iowa, September, 1903, at the age of forty-four years, Emma E the wife of Andrew E Sutherland, a farmer residing near Madrid and Wilbur H who is engaged in the real estate business in Madrid.
Theodore H Keigley was reared in Boone county and here attended the public schools. He has always followed farming as an occupation and has reaped bounteous harvests due to his knowledge of the best methods of agriculture and his energy in carrying on the work of the farm.
On October 12, 1879, Mr Keigley was united in marriage to Miss Janet Gunder, whose birth occurred November 18, 1860, in Whiteside county, Illinois near Sterling. Her mother passed away when she was but an infant and her father later remarried. She came with her father and stepmother to Boone county when but a child, the family settling in Colfax township, where the father became known as a citizen of worth. Mrs Keigley’s two brothers are G B of Polk county, Missouri ad John A of Montour, Iowa. By her marriage she became the mother of the following children: Roland A a business man of Luther, married Miss Hallie Luther, a daughter of M H Luther a farmer of that locality and they have one child, Harlan. Alta E is the wife of Walter L Lundahl, of Garden township, ad Bert L the youngest of the family is at home. William T the third in order of birth died in infancy.
Mr and Mrs Keigley are members of the Congregational church of Garden Prairie. He has always supported the democratic party at the polls, and he has served his township in various official capacities, giving entire satisfaction to his constituents His public spirited activities as a citizen and his worth as a man have gained for him the respect of the community.
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