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William Keating


Posted By: Sheryl McClure (email)
Date: 4/4/2023 at 23:30:05

WILLIAM KEATING was born in Lincoln County, Maine, August 26, 1803, his father and most of the family being sailors. His father died when Mr. Keating was quite young.

After attaining his majority, Mr. K. emigrated to Ohio, staying there eight years; he then returned to Maine, and followed the sea for about twelve years. He was engaged chiefly in coasting, making voyages to Charleston, South Carolina, and other ports; making, also, one or two voyages to Portugal. During the last five years of his seafaring life, he was master of a brig. He moved to Ohio, in 1837, settling in Seneca County, and emigrated to this county in 1858, and has since been engaged in the hardware and agricultural implement business.

He married, in 1832, Miss Mary T. Spalding, and has three children, one of whom is married to G. W. Beymer, of Afton--another engaged in the hardware business, in partnership with him--the other being also a citizen of Afton, carrying on a stove and tinware business in the city.

Illustrated Centennial Sketches, Map and Directory, Union County, Iowa
Published by C. J. Colby, Creston, Iowa 1876


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