John Keating (28 July 1880 — 28 April 1972)

John Keating

John Keating, 91, of 229 North Gilbert Street, died early Friday evening at his home following a short illness.

Funeral mass will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick’s Church, with burial at the new section of St. Joseph’s Cemetery. The rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Donahue Mortuary where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.

Mr. Keating was born July 28, 1880 in Dunboyne, County Meath, Ireland, the son of Peter and Mary Plunkett Keating. He came to the U.S. and the Oxford area in 1905, returning to Ireland in 1909, where he married the Mary E. Rogers. The couple came back to Oxford, where they farmed until moving to Iowa City in 1922.

In Iowa City, he was a member of St. Patrick’s Church and the parish Holy Name Society. He was a former employee of Economy Advertising Company and the University of Iowa.

Surviving are a son, Joseph of Iowa City; five daughters, Mary E. and Irene B. Keating, Mrs. Joseph (Esther) Cox, and Mrs. Helen G. Organ, all of Iowa City; and Mrs. Edmund (Agnes) Volk of Oxford; four grandchildren, 11 great—grandchildren, and a brother, Peter, of Iowa City.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 1960 and six brothers.

Source: John Keating, Iowa City Press—Citizen, Iowa City, 29 April 1972, p. 2A.

It appears that Mr. Keating sold his farm after the death of his wife in 1960. See this earlier article.

One Reply to “John Keating (28 July 1880 — 28 April 1972)”

  1. Hi – I noticed you have some articles on my great uncle John Keating (28 July 1880 — 28 April 1972) born in Dunboyne, County Meath, Ireland and immigrated to Iowa around 1905.

    I was wondering if you have additional information on his brothers, in-laws, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc. My mother was Genevieve Keating, daughter of John’s brother Peter Keating (9 March 1886 – Jan 1975)who was also born in Dunboyne and immigrated to Iowa about 1906.

    Please let me know if you have additional information and can point me to some resources. I’m really looking for more information on their lives and relatives in Ireland pre-1900 but any information would be great.

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