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.