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Rebecca Keenan, Obituary
Posted by: F. Keenan (ID *****4329) Date: January 20, 2010 at 03:13:01
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Rebecca A. E. (Spurlock)Keenan, born in November, 1823, and died February, 1904. Spurlock was a married name. Her maiden surname was unknown to the poster. She married Andrew J. Keenan December 31, 1866, in Cabell County, West Virginia. It was not believed that any issue resulted from this marriage. A short obituary for her appeared in the Huntington (West Virginia) newspaper, The Huntington Advertiser, February 20, 1904, p.3. A transcription follows.

"WELL KNOWN WOMAN DEAD
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Mrs. Rebecca Keenan is dead at her home in Guyandotte.
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Mrs. Rebecca Keenan, wife of Andrew J. Keenan, of Guyandotte, died at her home there Friday afternoon about one o'clock after an illness of several weeks.

Mrs. Keenan was eighty years old and has been a resident of Guyandotte for many years. She was loved and respected by all of the older residents of that town who have known her for many years. She leaves a husband and several children.

The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at two o'clock from the Southern Methodist church, at Guyandotte, Rev. A. A, Hollister officiating. The interment will be in Highland cemetery."
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She was actually buried in Spring Hill Cemetery and her husband was buried beside her.


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