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Elizabeth Keith 1861-1915


Posted By: Sharon Elijah (email)
Date: 6/6/2023 at 08:31:16

July 3, 1915 - The Clinton Advertiser

Mrs. Elzabeth Keith, wife of Engineer Charles S. Keith of the Chicago & Northwestern, died very suddenly at 9:30 o'clock Friday night at the Odd Fellows hall on Eighth avenue, while attending a meeting of the Rebekahs, of which order she was a member. Intelligence of Mrs. Keith's death was received with deep sorrow by her hundreds of friends in Clinton and vicinity.

Mrs. Keith, who was a member of the lodge degree staff, had just completed her part of the work, when she was seen to sit down in a chair and collapse. Medical assistance was hurriedly summoned, but was unavailing. She died almost instantaneously, from an attack of heart failure. During the past six years she had been occasionally troubled by this complaint, but was apparently in good health Friday night, and her death came as a sad shock to the members of her family, and her friends.

The deceased, Miss Elizabeth Guiney, was born at Zanesville, Ohio, on June 6th, 1861. When a young girl she moved to Iowa, and for 35 years she had made her home in Clinton. She was united in marriage at Belle Plaine with Engineer Keith in 1897. Surviving are two children, Miss Jessie Keith, who resides at the family home, 627 Fourth avenue, and Dr. Willis S. Keith of Excelsior Springs. Dr. Keith was notified of his mother's death Friday night, and is expected to reach Clinton this afternoon. The funeral arrangements are not announced, pending his coming.

Mrs. Keith was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the Rebekahs.


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