Walter A. Keating (c. 1893 – 1 November 1974)

Walter A. Keating

Services for Walter A. Keating, 81, of 405 Taft Avenue, who died Friday in Bridgeport hospital, will take place Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Augustine cathedral. Burial will be in St. Michael’s cemetery.

Born in Bridgeport, he was a former employe of the American Can company working at the firm’s Chicago and New York offices. He retired five years ago from the New England Toy company.

He was a graduate of New York University. He was also a U.S. Naval Reserve veteran of World War I.

He is survived by a brother, Joseph P. Keating of Bridgeport.

Source: Walter A. Keating, The Bridgeport Post, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2 November 1974, p. 18.

[I suspect Walter is the son of Bernard Keating. – JWK3]

2 Replies to “Walter A. Keating (c. 1893 – 1 November 1974)”

  1. I recently created a Facebook Group “Keating Clan” to accumulate and share pictures and heritage for my family which has ancestry back to immigration from Ireland in the 1880’s. Our branch of the Keating tree was established in Bridgeport CT. Any sharing of information on our ancestry would be appreciated. Thank you.

  2. Daniel —

    My Keatings supposedly had family in that general area of Connecticut. After arriving in the US in 1854, they stayed a year or so in (according to a child’s later letter) in Stamford with family before moving south to western Maryland. Although Daniel isn’t a name that survives in my family, I’ve seen the name Daniel Keating in the same area as my Keatings in Ireland. Is it a name which has been passed down in your Keating family?

    Directly before leaving for the states, my Keatings were in Co. Kildare, at Ballymore Eustice. Prior to that, it seems they may have been in Dublin, although I haven’t found firm proof of that as yet.

    Have any of your family done any DNA testing? If we are distant cousins, we may be reaching the limits of what autosomal DNA (the standard tests at AncestryDNA, 23andMe, etc.) can tell us (given the number of generations), but a Y-DNA test could help prove a close match.

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