A Keeney Family Genealogy Online

This came from Susan Jean (Marsh) Ellsworth.

From: "Susan" susan.ellsworth@pobox.com
Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2001 08:41
Subject: George H. Keeney info

Dan, here is a correction of information about my late grandfather, George Harvey Keeney. The information appeared on the site where  Roscoe's Keeney Update page. My corrections are based on a privately  published 131-page brochure submitted to the Iowa State Medical Society  "in support of our claim that George Harvey Keeney M.D. should be chosen Practitioner of the Year 1960." I suspect I am the only person who  now has a copy. It has original photographs and was obviously typed
(remember TYPEWRITERS?? B- )

I'm not quite sure what the arrangement is between you and Roscoe, (it looks like you run his site??) but I know you will know how to handle  the change. It may have been corrected elsewhere and I'm just not aware of where it was changed.


Corrections
KEENEY FAMILY George Harvey

George Harvey Keeney, son of Benjamin and Martha Randleman Keeney, was born March 15, 1880 at Carlisle, IA. He was educated at Drake University in Des Moines, with graduate work at Harvard Medical School and the University of Minnesota Medical School. He interned at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, and practiced from 1910.

He practiced after 1920 1910 in Mallard, IA.

He was called Mallard, Iowa's "Doc of the Year". The Iowa State Medical Society presented him the Doctor of the Year award.

He was also a fifty-year member of the Iowa State Medical Society. He served three terms in the Iowa State Legislature where he served on the school committee. In 1956 he received the National P.T.A. Distinguished Member's Scroll and life membership for his years of service. He delivered more than 2000 babies in the years he practiced family medicine.

He married Alice Maude Webster, daughter of James and Hannah Jeys Webster. Their children, both born at Mallard, are Marguerite and Ruth Carolyn. Alice Maude who was born September 11, 1885, died September 18, 1965.

In 1968 George Harvey went to live with his daughter Marguerite in Los Angeles. He died on March 3, 1969. Both are interred at Carlisle.

Marguerite Keeney was born April 29, 1911. She received her B.S. from Drake University and was a primary teacher five years at Laurens, and three years in Des Moines.

On June 24, 1939 she married George S. Johnson, a dentist, of Canton, PA. He was educated at Oregon State University and received his D.D.S. at the University of South Carolina. He served thirty months in the U.S. Navy. Their children, born in Los Angeles are Judith Ann and Stephen Taylor Johnson.

Judith Ann Johnson, born April 14, 1942, was educated at U.S.C. and California State College of Los Angeles, with a B.A. in Nursing. She works as a school nurse. On January 31, 1964 she married Orin Chris Shaw, Jr., who was born March 13, 1941. Their children are Melissa Alice, born April 14, 1966, Kristen Marie, born June 15, 1968 and Lillie Ann Kathlee, born September 20 1972.

Ruth Carolyn, second child of George Harvey and Martha Keeney, was born November 29, 1913. She received a Masters Degree in Music and taught music in Iowa Public Schools in 1935-1940 and later at Beltsville, Maryland.

She was married at Carlisle to Paul B. Marsh, born November 21, 1914 of Niagara Falls, N.Y.

He has a P.H.D. in Christian Education. The late Paul Marsh had a Ph.D. in plant pathology.

He works as a government researcher. Their children are Susan Jean Marsh, born March 2, 1943, who married Grant Ellsworth in May 1969, and Laurence Keeney Marsh, Lawrence Keeney Marsh born June 1946 in Washington, D.C.

He graduated from the Beltsville High School, High Point High School in Beltsville, Maryland. received a B.A at Indiana University in 1968 and has done post-graduate work at the University of California at Los Angeles. completed a Master's degree

He has worked for the Defense Mapping Agency/Board of graphic geographic Names.

He is a talented cellist played and played on Prince George's county high school orchestra.

By Mildred Rawson


The text from; Keeney Update Volume 16, Number 4 December 1999

(From Page 7) KEENEY FAMILY George Harvey

George Harvey Keeney, son of Benjamin and Martha Randleman Keeney, was born March 15, 1880 at Carlisle, IA. He was educated at Drake University in Des Moines, with graduate work at Harvard Medical School and the University of Minnesota Medical School. He interned at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines, and practiced from 1910. He practiced after 1920 in Mallard, IA. He was called Mallard, Iowa's "Doc of the Year". He was also s fifty-year member of the Iowa State Medical Society. He served three terms in the Iowa State Legislature where he served on the school committee. In 1956 he received the National P.T.A. Distinguished Member's Scroll and life membership for his years of service. He delivered more than 2000 babies in the years he practiced family medicine.
He married Alice Maude Webster, daughter of James and Hannah Jeys Webster. Their children, both born at Mallard, are Marguerite and Ruth Carolyn. Alice Maude who was born September 11, 1885, September 18, 1965. In 1968 George Harvey went to live with his daughter Marguerite in Los Angeles. He died on March 3, 1969. Both are interred at Carlisle.
Marguerite Keeney was born April 29, 1911. She received her B.S. from Drake University and was a primary teacher five years at Laurens, and three years in Des Moines. On June 24, 1939 she married George S. Johnson, a dentist, of Canton, PA. He was educated at Oregon State University and received his D.D.S. at the University of South Carolina. He served thirty months in the U.S. Navy. Their children, born in Los Angeles are Judith Ann and Stephen Taylor Johnson.
Judith Ann Johnson, born April 14, 1942, was educated at U.S.C. and California State College of Los Angeles, with a B.A. in Nursing. She works as a school nurse. On January 31, 1964 she married Orin Chris Shaw, Jr., who was born March 13, 1941. Their children are Melissa Alice, born April 14, 1966, Kristen Marie, born June 15, 1968 and Lillie Ann Kathlee, born September 20 1972.
Ruth Carolyn, second child of George Harvey and Martha Keeney, was born November 29, 1913. She received a Masters Degree in Music and taught music in Iowa Public Schools in 1935-1940 and later at Beltsville, Maryland. She was married at Carlisle to Paul B. Marsh, born November 21, 1914 of Niagara Falls, N.Y. He has a P.H.D. in Christian Education. He works as a government researcher. Their children are Susan Jean Marsh, born March 2, 1943, who married Grant Ellsworth in May 1969, and Laurence Keeney Marsh, born June 1946 in Washington, D.C. He graduated from the Beltsville High School, received a B.A at Indiana University in 1968 and has done post-graduate work at the University of California at Los Angeles. He has worked for the Defense Mapping Agency/Board of graphic Names. He is a talented cellist played and played on Prince George's county high school orchestra.
By Mildred Rawson