Keen, G.W.,



                                      farmer, Sec. 23; P.O. Le Grand; owns 320 acres of land, valued at $40 per acre; born Jan. 12, 1821, in Baltimore Co., Md; followed raising vegetables for the city market; came from there to this county in 1872, and settled on his present farm. Married Eliza M. Smardin Feb. 19, 1846; she was born Sept. 16, 1824, in Devonshire, England; have seven children living—Charlotte E., Nicholas O., Wm. G., Cora E., Alice G., Winfield S. and Edith J.; lost four children—Rosalie, Henry C., Edward R. and Mary J. Mr. Keen and family are members of the Episcopal Church; Republican.

                                      p.596 & 597, Le Grand Township




                             --Taken from “The History of Marshall County Iowa, Containing A History of the County, its Cities, Towns, &r.,” and published by Western Historical Company of Chicago in 1878.


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