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Volume 2 # 11

October  2000


Edited by

Daniell Lee Keeney



Navigation Table: 

Patricia Ann Foulke Kaufman


Welcome to the newest newsletter members:

Editor's note

Hello Everyone.

I'm back from Ireland, had a lot of fun while over there and even met a few or the Irish Keeney's.

As most of you may know the name Keeney derives from the Gaelic � Cianaigh which is pronounced (O Keeney), (see the Pre-American History of the Keeney Surname by Bill Allen Keeney for more on this if you haven't read it yet). If you'd like to see the written or hear the Gaelic language see the Gaelic page that's linked to Bill's article, for links to a Gaelic site.

The KRR page appears to be working the way I wanted it to, at least more people are asking to be put on it. If you or your line(s) are not listed and you want it / them to be just drop me a line with the info and I'll put 'em up ASAP.

As a reminder for those of you that have items that may be of interest to other researchers, I will supply you with a directory (free of charge, as long as I have space) where such can be posted.

On the 22 of September I received an e-mail from Don McG. telling me that Pat Faulke Kaufman - Passed Away

Pat was the compiler of  the following two books:

  1. The Descendants of Rev., Jonathan A. Keeney 

  2. Rev., Jonathan A. Keeney and His Descendants

Pat was the grand daughter of Nora Belle Keeney & great grand daughter of William Perry Keeney & Nancy Ellen Keeney. See chart.




  Donald C. McGlothlen


From the inbox.....

From: Donald C. McGlothlen

Date: Friday, September 22, 2000 19:40

Subject: Pat Faulke Kaufman - Passed Away

Hello John & Dan,

I believe Pat was wheelchair bound for the last several years, having had unsuccessful back operations...

Joe Foulke sent me the following this afternoon:

Don McG

"From: Jwkaufman@aol.com
To: FOJOW@aol.com
Subject: Patricia Kaufman Service Plans & Memorials
Date: Friday, September 22, 2000 6:59 AM

Joe, text of my mom's death notice as prepared for Iowa newspapers follows. It includes information concerning service times and memorials.  Please forward this note to those you think should know.  Thanks for your prayers and help.  We are looking forward to seeing you and Mary in Iowa next week. Anyone who wishes to contact my dad can reach him at 918-333-0043 or by mail
at 1400 Melmart Drive, Bartlesville, OK 74006.

Death Notice - Patricia Ann Foulke Kaufman

Patricia Ann Foulke Kaufman died Wednesday evening, September 20, at her home in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  She was born January 18, 1923 to Webb and Dorothy Owens Foulke at Des Moines, Iowa.  Pat spent her childhood years in Carlisle, Iowa. She graduated from the Carlisle high school, and then completed the nursing program at the Iowa Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Des
Moines.  During World War II she served as a registered nurse in the U.S. Nurse Corps. After the war she returned to Des Moines where she was employed at Iowa Methodist and Lutheran Hospitals.  She earned a B.S. degree from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa where she met Will J. Kaufman.  They were married at Carlisle, Iowa on May 29, l949.

During the early '50s Pat worked at Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines, and later took additional college courses at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa and Drake University in Des Moines.  She worked many years as a school librarian in the Manson Community Schools in Manson, Iowa where she was a member of the Manson Mennonite Church.  After retirement, Will and Pat moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma in 1987 to be near the their son, Joseph, his wife, Sheryl, and granddaughter Shelly Alexandra. Here she transferred her church membership to the United Methodist Church and later to Grace Community Church.

From her teen years Pat was a gifted vocalist and performed with her sister and friends, and later with college, community and church choirs.  She was an avid reader and took great pleasure in flower gardening and landscaping.  In her later years she did extensive genealogical research and published a detailed account of the descendants of the Rev. Jonathan Anthony Keeney from the late 18th century.

Pat is survived by her husband, Will, her son, Joseph, his wife, Sheryl, and granddaughter, Shelly Alexandra all of Bartlesville, and a brother, Joseph Warren Foulke, of Wilton, Connecticut.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Webb W. Foulke and Dorothy Owens Foulke, and by a sister, Frances Elaine, who died May 14, 1941 at the age of 16.

Visitation will be Friday evening, September 22, from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at the Neekamp Funeral Home in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.  A memorial service will be held at Grace Community Church, 1500 Kings Drive (918-333-2030), Bartlesville, on Monday September 25, at 4:00 PM.

Graveside services will be conducted at the Carlisle, Iowa cemetery at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, Sept 27 with burial adjacent to the graves of Pat's parents and sister.   Family and friends are invited to gather at the Richardson Funeral Home, 415 School Street (515-989-3510), in Carlisle at 9:00 AM, one hour prior to the graveside service.

Tax deductible memorials may be directed to On The Rock Ministries, P.O. Box 442, Bartlesville, OK 74005 or to the Bluestem Regional Medical Development Foundation, 3500 SE Frank Phillips Blvd., Bartlesville, OK 74006 with designation for Hospice.

Joe Kaufman

From: Regina (Keeney) Quabeck qoabeckoldncrazy@aol.com

Date: Sunday, September 17, 2000 07:20

Subject: Keeneys

Hi ,
I did the same thing started looking up my maiden name to see what I could find, wow I can't believe there are so many Keeney's. my name was Regina Keeney {everybody calls me Gina }my fathers name was James Nelson Keeney we were both born in Newark NJ. I have two half sisters I've been searching for for about 18 yrs their names are Patty and Linda Keeney. the last thing I know is they lived in the Irvington, Newark NJ area. I'd love to talk to you it would be really kool to talk to other Keeneys and see if your family was as crazy as mine lol e-mail me at qoabeckoldncrazy@aol.com take care , Gina Quabeck


My Reply in part:

Date: Sunday, September 17, 2000 09:44

Subject: Re: Keeneys

Hi Gina,
There are more of us out here then are listed on my site.

I don't have many contacts among the NJ branch(es) of  Keeney's. I do have a Joseph D. Keeney whose grandparents came from Co. Donegal Ireland and settled around Hoboken, in the early 1900's then moved to Staten Island and I think one other that's a police sergeant or something, though I can't seem to find my notes on him.

There are a couple of things you can try in finding your half sisters, I can post a query in the next issue of my newsletter, we would need to add just a little more info then you   listed below.

(here I suggested a query)

If you go to http://www.whitepages.com/ and type Keeney in the Last Name field & choose New Jersey for the State you get a return on 45 Keeney's living in the state.

As for having a crazy family, what would life be like if we weren't all a little bit crazy?

Mr. Daniell Lee Keeney

(below this point was the original e-mail)

Gina's reply:

Date: Sunday, September 17, 2000 10:17

Subject: Re: Keeneys

Wow that was a fast reply I thank you so much. I got a little more info from my other sister the yrs Patty and Linda were in Irvington is around 1971-1975. patty would be around 48 yrs old, Linda would be 50 or 51 yrs old. Linda's birthday is June 6th not sure of the yr. Linda had about 6 kids.
my father James Nelson Keeneys first wife was Dorothy keeney, her maiden name was O'Keefe.
I remember meeting cousins {O'Keefes in Long Branch NJ many yrs ago ) thank u so much for your help, I've been looking for these missing pieces for a long time. thanx again Gina


Descendants or Ancestors of  

This came from the family database on the site.

Ancestors of Patricia Ann Foulke

I'm using a different genealogy program at the present time, & it wouldn't let me cut and paste an ancestor report so I did the above.

Click on the image for a full size view.


Updated & new e-mail addresses

Name Current
Cheryl Graf cherylg1111@hotmail.com
Len Keeney lkeeney@sympatico.ca
Betty C. (McCoy) (Keeney) Richards brichards@bak.rr.com


Looking for.....

From the guestbook

Sandy Sanders

9/7/2000, 2:22 PM

I am looking for a George Keeney. Son of Betty and Chet Keeney. I knew this family from McHenry Illinois in 1977-1979. I am aware that they moved to Northern California in approx. 1978\79 and have lost touch since then. If you know George please ask him to contact me at my email address sandee_s_2000@yahoo.com. Thank you very much.

Michael Keeney

9/5/2000, 1:09 AM

I'm interested in my own family history and would greatly appreciate anything you would have to tell me. My immediate family is from the Chicago area and I at least know that my grandpa from my dad's side is named Clarence. Thanks. Mike Keeney

From the (former) Keeney Genealogy Forum @ keeneyklan.

Keeney search

Posted by Kevin Keeney on September 23, 2000 at 21:10:29:

I'm looking for any help with my family search, my grandfather was Adam Keeney b-1908 (WV?) d-1964 Columbus, OH, buried in Ashland, KY. His father was George, his mother was Doris Barber Keeney.

James Madison Kenney-WV-1809-87

Posted by CAROL OWEN on September 23, 19100 at 15:28:23:

Seeking info on James Madison Kenney (1809-1887-WV mar Margaret Ann Oldham (1815-1878) They lived in Greenbrier Co.WV around Sewell Mountain..Their daughter, Hannah ,mar John E, Sims-1859.Another daughter, Octavia, mar a George Newton Kirk.Any help would be greatly appreciated

Robert Elwood Keeney

Posted by Pam Bick on September 21, 19100 at 12:51:47:

Looking for information on parents, siblings of Robert Elwood Keeney, b. abt. 1880. Married Wynony LaPrade, b. 11 Aug. 1880. Had four children: Robert Keeney, Jr., Kenneth Clinton Keeney, Ruth (Jassamine?) Keeney and Ralph Keeney. I am researching for my cousin, who would be ecstatic if I could find something.

Thank you in advance, Pam Bick

Help finding old Keeney business in the west

Posted by John Monroe on September 21, 2000 at 10:37:11:

Since this was solved there's no need to put the entire thing here, so instead you can just follow the link to see the results. See Keeney House


Posted by Janie on August 19, 2000 at 22:12:19:

HI. I am Janie, 48, living near Canon City, CO. My grandfather was Denver Keeney, son of GEORGE HUMPHREY KEENEY AND MARY SHAFER KEENEY OF RISING SUN, INDIANA. Their other children were Florence, Mabel, Burke, Bayard, and Hale. And now EVERYONE is gone from Rising Sun, darn it!! I saw many graves, though. My grandfather Denver was close to his sister Florence. I have a dress worn by Mary Shafer---she was tall, thin, and elegant!! Would love to connect to Keeney cousins down from George Humphrey!! Where are you?? My grandfather Denver was a very dear man!


Contributed data

Transcribed by Donald C. McGlothlen

1846 Holt Co, MO Probate File for John Keeney, Jr.

Introduction and Background:

My transcription of the 1846 Holt Co, MO Probate file for John Jonathan Keeney, Jr, brother of Rev. Jonathan Anthony Keeney, is a part of my search for the husband and family of Susannah McLaughlin. Susannah McLaughlin was a sister of my ggg grandfather, Charles M. McGlothlen and of my ggg aunt, Mary Hannah (McGlothlen) Keeney, wife of Rev. Jonathan Anthony Keeney.

On 3 November 1828, in Lafayette Co, MO, John McGlothlin, Jr filed in Circuit Court an action for the Intestate Probate of his father, John McLaughlin, Sr. Through that file I learned that this John McLaughlin, Sr was my gggg grandfather and also the father of , among others, Mary Hannah (McGlothlen) Keeney. In that probate action, John McGlothlin, Jr lists the following as one of the heirs:

"John Keeny who married Susannah McLaughlin"

(Editors note: this Probate prints out to 12 pages, so to see the entire file click here).



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