Willard Augustus Keith

26 July 1886–21 July 1931 (Age 44)
Havelock, Kings, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life Summary of Willard Augustus

When Willard Augustus Keith was born on 26 July 1886, in Havelock, Kings, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Asa Harding Keith, was 31 and his mother, Almina Jane Freeze, was 30. He married Esther Pearl Frodsham on 19 June 1912, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to San Francisco, California, United States in 1920 and lived in World in 1925 and Alberta, Canada in 1926. He died on 21 July 1931, in Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 44, and was buried in Raymond, Warner, Alberta, Canada.

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Willard Augustus Keith
Esther Pearl Frodsham
Marriage: 19 June 1912
Willard Frodsham Keith
Asa Howard Keith
Ellis Vee Keith
George Noel Keith
June Keith
Elaine Keith
Merle Keith
Kolleen Keith
Robert Laird Keith
Willard Joseph Keith

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  • Marriage
    19 June 1912Cardston, Alberta, Canada
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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 4
    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
    1894 · The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed.
    Age 8
    The Genealogical Society of Utah is formed. - A precursor society to FamilySearch, the GSU was organized on November 13,1894, in the Church Historian's Office of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
    Age 13
    Germany annexes Western Samoa, the U.S. takes over eastern Samoa and Britain withdraws its claim to the islands in accordance with treaty between Germany, Britain and the U.S.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Keith in East Lothian. The placename is derived from British Celtic cait- ‘wood’. In the 17th century numerous bearers of this name settled in Ulster.German: nickname from Middle High German kīt ‘sprout, offspring’.History: George Keith (c. 1638–1716), born at Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, came to NJ in or before 1685. In 1689 he settled in Philadelphia, where he became headmaster of the school now called the William Penn Charter School. He came into sharp collision with the Quaker leaders in PA and formed a separatist party known as the Christian Quakers, popularly known as ‘Keithians’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (24)

    • Willard Angustus Kieth, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Willard Augustus Keith, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
    • Merle McGee in British Columbia Death Registrations

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