Leona Nine Bride Of James Keating in Church Ceremony (26 November 1943)

Leona Nine Bride Of James Keating in Church Ceremony

Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Nine, Watercliffe street, Lonaconing, announce the marriage of their daughter, Leona Bell Nine, to James Francis Keating, son of Thomas Keating, yesterday, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, at 8:30 a.m. The Rev. Edmund J. Fontaine performed the single ring ceremony. The attendants were Miss Reta M. Keating, and Alex J. Woods. John and James Woods served as altar boys.

The bride wore a bridal gown of white satin with mousseline–de–sois over–skirt, sweetheart neckline, long sleeves, fitted bodice and a full–length veil crowned with a coronet of seed pearls. She carried a white prayer book, a gift of the bride–groom with a white orchid marker and a bridal nosegay.

The maid–of–honor was gowned in blue with matching shoulder length veil. She carried a spray of varicolored flowers. The church was decorated with white gladiolas. The wedding march was played by the church organist and the choir sang the Nuptial Mass.

A reception was given by the bride’s parents following the ceremony. The table centerpiece was a 3–tiered cake topped with miniature bride and bridegroom.

The couple will be at home at the Yoder Apartments, Cresaptown, after a wedding trip to Elkins, W. Va. Both Mr. and Mrs. Keating are employed by the Celanese Corporation of America.

Source: Leona Nine Bride Of James Keating in Church Ceremony, Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 26 November 1943, p. 12.

Sarah (Keating) Nichols (? – 13 September 1943)

Mrs. George Nichols

Mrs. Sarah Nichols, wife of George Nichols, died at Fairmont, W. Va., Monday night. A daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Keating, she spent her early life in Lonaconing.

Surviving besides her husband are six daughters and two sons, all of Fairmont and vicinity; one sister, Miss Katherine Keating, Frostburg; and one brother, Thomas Keating, Lonaconing. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews of this section.

A requiem mass was celebrated this morning in Rairmont with interment in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lonaconing.

Source: Mrs. George Nichols, Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 16 September 1943, p. 16.

Miller–Keating (14 May 1940)


Miss Margaret Keating, daughter of Thomas Keating, Lonaconing and Walter V. Miller, son of Mrs. Agnes M. Miller, 632 Columbia avenue, were married by Rev. J. J. Donlon of St. John’s Catholic Church, Frederick; according to an announcement today. The couple will reside here.

Source: Miller–Keating, Cumberland Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 14 May 1940, p. 13.

Margaret (O’Toole) Keating (c. 1866 – 31 March 1940)

Funeral Notice

Keating—Mrs. Margaret (O’Toole), aged 74, wife of Thomas Keating, died Sunday, March 31st at her home on St. Mary’s Terrace, Lonaconing. Funeral Mass Wednesday, 9:30 A. M., St. Mary’s  Catholic Church. Interment in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Frostburg. Arrangements by Eichhorn Funeral Service.

Source: Funeral Notice, Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 2 April 1940, p. 17.

John W. Keating (20 May 1870 – 10 June 1941)

John W. Keating

Frostburg, June 11—John W. Keating, 71, of 81 Mt. Pleasant street, retired employe of the Consolidation Coal Company, died last night at Allegany Hospital, Cumberland, where he had been admitted last Friday.

A member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Mr. Keating is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Keating, and the following children, Mrs. Dolores Wolfe, Cumberland; Mrs. Julia Clites, LaVale; Mrs. Ursula Reyhuon [sic – Reburn], Rockville; John W. Keating, Jr., Baltimore; Thomas, Front Royal, Va.; Charles, this city, and Mary Agnes, Leo, Joseph and James, at home. He had two sisters, Mother Mary Euphrasia, Seattle, Washington, and Mother Estrit [sic – Esprit], Troy, N. Y., and one brother, Thomas P. Keating, Miami, Fla. He had ten grandchildren.

Source: John W. Keating, Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 11 June 1941, p. 13.

Mrs. Mary E. (Keating) Cronin (January 1857 – 12 March 1940)

Mrs. Mary E. Cronin

Mrs. Mary E. Cronin, 84, widow of Patrick Cronin, died this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Katherine Hawkins, 109 South Smallwood street, following a protracted illness. She was a daughter of the late John and Julia Keating, of Frostburg, and had resided 30 years in this city.

Mrs. Cronin is also survived by a son, John P. Cronin; two brothers, Thomas P. Keating, Miami, Fla., and John W. Keating, Frostburg; two sisters, both nuns in the Order of the Good Shepherd, Sister Euphrasia, of Seattle, Wash., and Sister Mary, of St. Repetan Church, Troy, N.Y. She is also survived by four granddaughters, one of whom is Sister M. David, of the Ursuline Convent, Louisville, Ky., and by three great-grandchildren. The Rev. Father Alfred, head of St. Joseph’s College and Military Academy, Hayes, Kan., is a nephew, and Mother Emacheulala [?], of the Ursuline Order, St. Michael’s School, Frostburg, is a niece.

Mrs. Cronin was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church for 28 years and a member of the Third Order and Christian Mothers.

Source: Mrs. Mary E. Cronin, Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 12 March 1940, p. 13.

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Lonaconing (1 May 1940)


Lonaconing, May 1.

Miss Margaret Keating, R. N., was called to Detroit by the illness of her brother John Keating, who underwent a major operation yesterday there. Mr. Keating a month ago attended the funeral of his mother Mrs. Thomas Keating here.

Source: Lonaconing, Evening Times, Cumberland, Maryland, 1 May 1940, p. 12.

John Keating (c. 1828 – 14 April 1908)

John Keating

John Keating, a former resident of this city, and father of Thomas E. Keating, former assistant secretary of the Board of Public Works died yesterday in Ridgewood, where he had resided for the past five years. Death was due to a complication of diseases superinduced by old age. Mr. Keating was about eighty years of age.

He was born in Ireland and came to this country about fifty years ago. He resided in New York until about 1874, when he came to Trenton. Shortly after coming to this country, Mr. Keating entered the employ of a wire mill and was one of the oldest wire drawers in the country. He was employed at that trade in this city until the time he left.

Besides Thomas E. Keating in this city, Mr. Keating is survived by two daughters who are sisters of charity and are stationed in Ridgewood. His wife died several years ago here. The funeral arrangements are not yet completed.

Source: John Keating, Trenton Evening Times, Trenton, New Jersey, 15 April 1908, p. 4.

Edward P. Keating, Sr. (c.1877 – 18 February 1963)

Edward P. Keating, Sr.

Danbury, Feb. 18—Services for Edward P. Keating, Sr., 76, of 55 West Wooster street, a retired hatter, who died Friday in his home, took place today in St. Peter’s church, with a high Mass of requiem. Burial was in St. Peter’s cemetery.

Mr. Keating, a native of Ireland, came to this country as a young man and lived in Danbury 50 years. He retired two years ago.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Julia Kirwin Keating; two sons, Patrolman Edward Keating, Jr., of Danbury and Thomas Keating of Atlantic City, N. J.; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Daubert, Sr., R. N., Mrs. Edwin Jensen and Mrs. Robert Barton, all of Danbury; three brothers, Patrick Keating, of Auburn, N. Y., and Thomas and John Keating, both of Ireland; a sister, Sister Mary Cecelia of Cambridge, England; 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Source; Edward P. Keating, Sr., The Bridgeport Post, Bridgeport, 18 February 1963, p. 23.

Margaret M. (Keating) Stenson ( – 29 June 1959)

Mrs. John J. Stenson

Services for Mrs. Margaret M. Keating Stenson, of 91 Elmwood place, widow of John J. Stenson, who died yesterday in her home, will take place Thursday at 8:30 a.m. in her home, and at 9 o’clock in St. Peter’s church  with a solemn requiem Mass. Burial will be in St. Michael’s cemetery.

Born in County Kildare, Ireland, Mrs. Stenson was a resident of Bridgeport for 48 years She was a member of the Rosary society of St. Peter’s church and the Council of Catholic Women.

She is survived by two daughters; Mrs. Thomas J. Keating and Mrs. Jane Kroska, both of Bridgeport; four brothers, Edward Keating, of Danbury, Patrick Keating, of Auburn, N.Y., and Thomas and John Keating, both of Ireland; a sister, Sister Mary Cecelia, of Cambridge, England; two grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Source: Mrs. John J. Stenson, The Bridgeport Post, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 30 June 1959, p. 37.

Deed of McCulloh Street Property to Keating Children (2 December 1897)

Katie Counihan and others to

John W. Keating and others

Deed.Filed and Recorded Dec. 2d 1897 @ 1.40 P.M.

This deed made this 29th day of March in the year One thousand eight hundred and ninety seven by Katie Counihan and John Counihan her husband, Mary E. Cronin and Patrick Cronin, her husband of Allegany County in the State of Maryland, Julia A. Keating whose religious name is Sister M. Euphrasia of the town of Seattle in the State of Washington and Theresa G. Keating, whose religious name is Sister M. Cyprian of the City of New York in the State of New York and Julia Keating the widow of John C. Keating, late of Allegany County, deceased, parties of the first part and John W. Keating, Thomas P. Keating, and Agnes C. Keating of Allegany County in the State of Maryland, parties of the second part. Whereas a certain John C. Keating, recently departed this life, intestate siesed and possessed of the seal estate hereafter described, and leaving surviving him a widow the said Julia Keating, and the following heirs at law. Katie Counihan, Mary E. Cronin, Julia A. Keating, Theresa G. Keating, Thomas P. Keating, Agnes C. Keating and John W. Keating to whom the said Real Estate descended, and whereas the parties of the second part have agreed to purchase from the parties of the first part all their interest in and to said Real Estate. Now therefore this deed witnesseth, that in consideration of the premises and the payments by the parties of the second part to the the parties of the first part of the sum of One Thousand two hundred Dollars ($1,200.00) the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged the said Katie Counihan and John Counihan her husband, Mary E. Cronin and Patrick Cronin her husband, Julia A. Keating, whose religious name is Sister M. Euphrasia, Theresa G. Keating, whose religious name is Sister M. Cyprian and Julia Keating the widow of the late John C. Keating do grant and convey unto the said John W. Keating, Agnes C. Keating, and Thomas P. Keating.

All their right title and interest in and to All that piece or parcel of land situated and lying in the town of Frostburg, Allegany County in the State of Maryland which is particularly described as follows: All that piece or parcel of land lying and being in Allegany County and State of Maryland and situated near the town of Frostburg, it being a part of a tract of land called “The Hotel” and was[?] particularly described by and contained within the following courses and distances to wit: Beginning at a stake standing on the Southwest side of the road  leading from the National Turnpike to the “Allegany Cemetery” and also of the end of the first line of that part of the “Hotel”, sold by the said Thomas G. McCulloh Executor to Robert C. Paul and running thence with said road. North twenty five degrees West one hundred and thirty three feet to the intersection of McCulloh Street and with it North sixty nine feet to the Alley intersecting with said street thence South twenty nine degrees West four hundred and ninety feet to a fence standing on a line of that part of the “Hotel”sold by Thomas G. McCulloh Executor to John Bone thence with said fence South sixty one degrees East one hundred and fifty eight feet to the end of the second line of the aforesaid Robert D. Paul’s Lot and reversing said line North fifty seven and one half degrees East four hundred and sixty four and one half feet to the place of beginning. Containing three and one tenth acres.

Saving and excepting from the operation of this deed all the large vein of coal which may be under the aforesaid lot or parcel of land as heretofore sold and conveyed by George McCulloh andthe aforementioned Mary McCulloh his wife and being the same piece or parcel of land which was conveyed by Thomas G. McCulloh Executor to John Keating, by deed dated June the Seventh One thousand eight hundred and seventy four and recorded in Liber J. L. No. 43 folio 40, one of the Land Records of Allegany County.

Together with the improvements thereon and the rights and appurtenances thereto belonging or appertaining. So have and to hold the above granted property unto the said John W. Keating, Agnes C. Keating and Thomas P. Keating as tenants in common their heirs and assigns forever in fee simple.

As witness our hands and seals the day and year first above written.

Testas to Katie Counihan
and John Counihan her
husband and Julia Keating
Test: Benj. JenkinsTestas to Mary E. Cronin and
Patrick Cronin her husband
Isaac A. Cavanagh

Testas to Theresa G. Keating, whose
religious name is Sister M.
M. J. Coran

Testas to Julia A. Keating, whose
religious name is Sister M.
Charles W. Turner

Mrs. Katie Counihan (seal)John Counihan (seal)

Julia (her X mark) Keating (seal)

Mary E. Cronin (seal)

Patrick Cronin (seal)

Teresa G. Keating (seal)

Julia A. Keating (seal)

State of Maryland

Allegany County to wit: I hereby certify that on this 29th day of March in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety seven before me the subscriber a Justice of the Peace of the State of Maryland in and for Allegany County personally appeared Katie Counihan and John Counihan her husband and Julia Keating and acknowledged the aforegoing deed to be their respective act and deed.

Benj. Jenkins

Justice of the Peace

Source: Allegany County Circuit Court (Land Records) [MSA CE 78-75] 82, pp. 0338-340. Printed: 05/13/2008. Image available as of 01/25/2005.

Keating is Expected to Leave Bed Today (30 June 1923)


Washingtonian Who Shot Self in Baltimore While Being Arrested is Recovering.

Thomas J. Keating, 30, 1204 Kennedy street, who shot himself yesterday while being arrested by policemen in the Rennert hotel, Baltimore, will be able to leave Mercy hospital today according to physicians of that institution. Keating went into the bathroom when the officers told him they wanted him on a charge of passing worthless checks, and shortly after that a shot was heard.

When the policemen entered the bathroom they found him lying in the tub. It was first thought the wound was mortal, but physicians say it was only slight and that he will be released today. Police of Baltimore say they immediately will place him in jail to await extradition to this city.

Keating had been a clerk in the bureau of foreign and domestic commerce of the Department of Commerce until a few months ago.

Source: Keating is Expected to Leave Bed Today, The Washington Post, Washington, District of Columbia, 30 June 1923, p. 2.

Americans Killed and Wounded on the French Front (19 December 1918)

Americans Killed and Wounded on the French Front



Keating, Thomas P., Astoria, N. Y.

Source: Americans Killed and Wounded on the French Front, The Washington Post, Washington, District of Columbia, 19 December 1918, pp. 10-11.

Americans Killed and Wounded on the French Front (9 December 1918)

Americans Killed and Wounded on the French Front


Wounded Severely




Keating, Thos. F., Denver.

Source: Americans Killed and Wounded on the French Front, The Washington Post, Washington, District of Columbia, 9 December 1918, pp. 9-10.

Wooden Guns Terrify (1910)


Convicts Make Escape With Dummy Weapons.


Desperadoes Board Engine In Yard of Leavenworth Penitentiary and Force Engineer to Back Out Through Iron Gate—Farmers With Shotguns Help Recapture The Men

Special to The Washington Post.

Leavenworth, Kans., April 21.—Arthur Hewitt, Thomas Keating, Bob Clarke, John Gideon and Frank Grigware, life–termers, and Theodore Murdock, a ten–year counterfeiter, escaped from the Federal penitentiary by capturing a switch engine and crew this morning. The engine backed a load of lumber into the yard, when the desperadoes ran from the tailor and carpenter shop and jumped on the locomotive. They had dummy revolvers painted so that it was hard to detect them from real ones, and these were presented to the heads of the engineer and fireman.

The engineer was forced to run his engine out of the prison yard, knocking down a heavy gate in doing so. The desperadoes then made the engineer run the locomotive 6 miles to a place where a bridge was jacked up so they had to stop, when the convicts separated and started to make their way across the country.

Men Soon Captured.

Bob Clarke was captured first, and an hour after Gideon was made to surrender by farmers with shotguns. Hewitt and Keating were found hiding in a clump of bushes by three guards, who made them surrender. None of them had real guns, so they could not put up a fight.

Deputy Warden Lemon, with 40 guards and many farmers are out scouring the country 11 miles west of here, and expect to capture Grigware and Murdock before morning.

Three of the prisoners were sent to prison for holding up a Union Pacific train.

Source: Wooden Guns Terrify, The Washington Post, Washington, District of Columbia, 22 April 1910, p. 5.

Keatings in The Registers of the Church of St. Michan, Dublin

Listed on page x as a “seat holder in the new church” is:

The Right Honble, the Ld. Chief Justice Keating & the Ld. of Santry.


p. 154 – 1685, June the 28 – Richard, son of William Keating, gent. & Eliz., his wife
p. 285 – 1686, Feb. the 27 – Mary, dau. of William Keating, gent, & of [blank].
p. 290 – 1687, Feb. the 5 – John, son of John Keating, seruant gardner, & Alice, his wife.
p. 291 – 1688, Aprill ye first – Thomas, son of William Keating, gent, & Elizabeth, his wife.
p. 301 – 1690, Feb. the 23 – Maurice, son of Maurice Keating, Captn of Malitia, & Ann, his wife.
p. 307 – 1692, July the 17 – Catherin, dau. of Captn Moris Keating, & Ann, his wife.
p. 309 – 1693, Jan. the 26 – Rebecca, dau. of William Keating, gent, & Elizabeth, his wife.
p. 312 – 1693, Oct. ye 25 – Edmond, son of Captn Moris Keating, and Ann, his wife.
p. 316 – 1694, Mar. the 10 – Judeth, dau. of Maurice Keating Esqr, & Ann, his wife.
p. 317 – 1695, Apr. the 22 – Jane, dau. of William Keating, gent, & Elizabeth, his wife.
p. 329 – 1697, June the 13 – Susanna, dau. of Will. Keating, gent, & Elizabeth, his wife.
p. 331 – 1697, Oct. ye 4 – Elisha, dau. of Maurice Keating Esqr, & Ann, his wife.


p. 209 – 1675, Nobr ye 11 – Richard Poore, coachman to Jno Keating, Esqr.
p. 263 – 1684, Mar. the 7 – James Rumball, scrut to Ld Chief Justice Keating.
p. 374 – 1688, Aprill the 16 – James, son of James Keating, labourer,  & Catherin, his wife.
p. 412 – 1694, March ye 9 – Elizabeth, wife of John Keating, Esqr, in Mr Beckets Tomb, in the Church yard.


p. 348 – 1688, Nobr 17 – Married John Keating gent & Ann Busted spinster pursuant to Lycence out of the Consistory Court by [blank] Jepson Dean of St. Patrickes. This is ye day they were married although ommitted to be posted in ye right place & entered between Hudson & Birch.
p. 350 – 1695, Nou. the 7 – Married John Keating Esqre and Frances Barry of this parish spinster, by the sd Dean Pooley pursuant to Lycence issued out of the prerogatiue Court.

Source: Original data: The registers of the Church of St. Michan, Dublin. Dublin: Printed for the Parish Register Society of Dublin by A. Thom & Co., 1907. Available via Ancestry.com.

Eleanor Marie (Hoffman) Keating (1917 – 2004)

Eleanor Marie (Hoffman) Keating

Keating (Hoffman) Eleanor Marie, born 5/20/17, passed away peacefully Friday 6/7/04, with her family at her side. She is survived by her children, Margaret Kerwin, Katherine Steady, Thomas Keating, and Anne Campbell; her 9 grandchildren, 12 great- grandchildren; and brother Richard Hoffman. She will also be missed by her many other loving relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Golden Valley on Golden Valley Road & Theodore Wirth Pkwy. on Tuesday June 15 at 9:30 AM, with a reception to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to be made to the American Lung Association. Arrangements by Gearty-Delmore 952-926-1615

Published in the Star Tribune from 6/13/2004 – 6/14/2004. Found on StarTribune.com on 20 February 2008.

Dorothy C. (Shepardson) Keating (? – 2007)

Keating, Dorothy C.

Irondequoit: Wednesday, December 12, 2007. Predeceased by her husband, Frank. She is survived by her sons, Thomas (Linda), Frank, Jr., and Richard Keating; brother, Raymond (Nancy) Shepardson of Rochester; sisters, Joan Kingslack of PA & Ruth Repnyck of PA; seven grandchildren, several great-grand-children, nieces and nephews.

Family and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service on Saturday, December 29, 2007, at 11 AM at the funeral home. Private Interment, White Haven Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made in Dorothy’s memory to Wesley Gardens, 3 Upton Park, Rochester, NY 14607.

Found on DemocratAndChronicle.com on 20 February 2008.

Leila Bash Keating (? – 1961)

Widow of Judge Dies

Centreville, Md. (AP) — Mrs. Leila Bash Keating, widow of a former Circuit Court judge and mother of a current judge of the same court, died at her home her [sic] Sunday.

She was the wife of the late Judge Thomas J. Keating, whose father, also Thomas J. Keating, was Maryland comptroller from 1878 to 1884. Judge and Mrs. Keating were married in Baltimore in 1897, and later moved to Centreville where he became a judge on Maryland’s Second Judicial Circuit.

Source: Widow of Judge Dies, The News, Frederick, Maryland, 4 July 1961, p. 1.